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    Confederate General William Mahone - Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Rail Road Company (Virginia)
    A certificate for three shares issued in 1872 and signed as company President by William Mahone. Mahone was born in 1826 and graduated from Virginia Military Academy. After serving on the faculty of another Virginia military school for two years he obtained employment with the Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad, eventually rising to the rank of President. At the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the Confederate Army and participated in the capture of the Norfolk Navy Yard. At the close of the Civil War he returned to railroading and became President of the Norfolk and Western. Mahone was elected to the United States Senate in 1881 and served one term, being defeated in a reelection attempt in 1887. He died in Washington, D.C. on October 8, 1895 and is buried at Blanford Cemetery in Petersburg, Virginia. Confederate material is avidly collected. This item associates that theme with railroading. Uncancelled. Very Fine.


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    May, 2003
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