Mississippi Central Railroad Company 1000$ Gold Bond 1873
Vignette with slaves, picking cotton.
Certificate number: 3098. Denomination $ 1,000. Hand signed by the president of the company: A. M. West. (Absolom. M. West) 1000$ Gold Bond 1873. 20 coupons attached.
16,5 x 12,1 inches. Very fine condition.
Absolom Madden West (1818 – 1894) was a Southern United States politician, soldier, railroad president and labor organizer.
He won election to the State Senate of that state as a Whig in 1847. In 1853 he became an officer of the newly formed Mississippi Central Railroad. Although initially an opponent of secession, when the American Civil War broke out West became a brigadier general in the Mississippi State Militia. He raised a regiment, and later assumed various administrative offices for the state. At the end of the Civil War, West was the only officer of the state to make a final accounting.
After 1864, West also served as president of the Mississippi Central Railroad, which by that time had been mostly destroyed by the contending armies. After the war, the railroad was sold to the Illinois Central, and West was returned to the State Senate.
Item ID: col-9187
Member since Aug 1999
Payment Methods We Accept
- Other Charge card
- Bank Wire
Other items from Collect at Curioshop you may be interested in: