Historic Confederate $1,000 Bond Certificate from the Confederate States of America
in March 1863. This historic document has an
ornate border around it with vignettes of a steamship at the bottom and the famous Confederate General, Stonewall Jackson at the top. This item is hand signed by C. Rose for the Register of the Treasury and is over 145 years old. It was printed by Archer & Daly, Richmond, Virginia. Stonewall Jackson Bonds are becoming very hard to find. Minor folds. Trimmed.
Born in what is now the state of West Virginia, in the town of Clarksburg, Thomas Jonathan Jackson possessed a strong military background at the outbreak of the Civil War. His training in the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, recognition as a hero in the Mexican War, and his experience as an instructor at the Virginia Military Institute justified Jackson's rank of brigadier general at the first major battle of the Civil War near Manassas, Virginia. Upon that field, General Bernard E. Bee proclaimed, "There is Jackson standing like a stone wall," and a legend as well as a nickname was born.
Jackson's military feats had elevated him to near mythical proportions, in both North and South, when in the midst of one of his most brilliant maneuvers, he was mistakenly shot by his own men on the night of May 2, 1863 at the The Battle of Chancellorsville.