Antique, beautifully engraved certificate from The Cincinnati, Washington and Baltimore Railroad Company issued in 1883. Stock certificate printed by the American Bank Note Company. Decorative design with an ornate border around it and a vignette of a locomotive and 2 little chirdren, representing arts and literature and science..
This certificate is hand signed by the Company's President Orland Smith.
Orland Smith (1825 –1903) was a railroad executive and a brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War. In 1864, he led a spirited bayonet charge during the Battle of Wauhatchie that took a significant Confederate position on a hill that now bears his name.
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