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Collection Reference Number GLC01593
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title Bond of the Selma, Marion and Memphis Railroad Company
Date 1 September 1869
Author Forrest, Nathan Bedford (1821-1877)  
Document Type Business and financial document
Content Description Signed as President of the railroad. Forrest, an inveterate opponent of Reconstruction, used such ventures to rebuild his fortune after the war. Includes 27 coupons for $40 attached.
Subjects Railroad  Finance  Industry  Confederate General or Leader  Transportation  
People Forrest, Nathan Bedford (1821-1877)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Reconstruction; Industry; Banking & Economics; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Forrest was a Confederate cavalry leader who attained the rank of lieutenant general in the Confederate Army, and after the war was involved in various business enterprises, including this railroad.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945