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Nathan Bedford Forrest' PERSONAL 1874 Railroad Pass from the Atlantic & Gulf RR
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It isn't often that you get a chance to own a piece that was owned and carried by the most famous and controversial figures of the Civil War, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. N.B. Forrest rose from the rank of a private to a Major General, the only man during the Civil War to do so. General Sherman once said, "If it takes 10,000 men and breaks the U.S. treasury gets that devil Forrest!" After the Civil War, Forrest became the President of the Selma, Memphis and Marion Railroad. During this time he was given passes from the other railroads. These would allow Forrest to travel free of charge on any of the lines. This one was given by the Atlanta and Gulf Railroad of Georgia. It is a pre-printed card that measures 3-5/8ths inches by 2-3/8th inches in overall size. It has the black ink with the gold 1874 date in the center. It has the image of a steam train in the upper left hand corner. In beautiful brown ink it has "Genl. N B Forrest Pres SM & MRR Co." and is signed by the General Superintendent of the line and is dated from January 1st 1874. It is accompanied by a modern Xerox image of the General in His Confederate uniform. The pass is beautifully mounted in acid free paper behind museum quality glass. The frame itself measures 19 inches by 13-3/8ths inches in overall size. It is ready for your wall. Most people have never had the opportunity to own a piece that was owned and carried by a Confederate Icon. This is your chance!

Item #: A4090
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price:$3,950.00 USD
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