1853 Virginia & Tennessee RR bond certificate. Very attractive early Virginia railroad scripophily bond with multiple vignettes. Central vignette depicts a train exiting tunnel. Other vignettes include a woman with eagle, a seated Liberty, and male and female figures in agricultural and commercial settings. Built in the 1850s, the Virginia & Tennessee RR ran completely through southwestern Virginia along the length of the Great Valley of Virginia. The railroad extended westward from Lynchburg, through a gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the town of Big Lick (the present-day city of Roanoke); there, it turned southwestward and followed the Great Valley to Bristol, a total distance of 204 miles. During the Civil War, the Virginia & Tennessee RR served as a key supply, food and troop movement route for the Confederate States Army, particularly from the capital of Richmond to the interior at Chattanooga, Tennessee. VF+ condition.
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