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    Lexington, VA- The Bank of Rockbridge $5 Jan. 8, 1859 G2a Jones BL15-20
    We have now offered only two examples of this rare note with this specimen grading PMG Very Fine 25. This $5 was signed by E(lisha) F(ranklin) Paxton as president. In addition to his career at the bank, Paxton was also a lawyer and a farmer. He was known as Frank "Bull" Paxton. "Bull" served as a brigadier general under Stonewall Jackson and was killed at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. Henry K. Douglas notified Paxton's wife of his death in writing and stated, "he fell yesterday morning while bravely leading his brigade into action and lived only about an hour after receiving his wound. As soon as he was struck he lifted his hand to his breast-pocket. In that pocket I knew he kept his Bible and the picture of his wife, and his thoughts were at that moment of heaven and his home." The other example of this note to cross our auction block was a PMG VF 20 that realized $1350 in our January 2012 auction.

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