Indianapolis & Vincennes Railroad signed by Thomas A. Scott (Assistant Secretary of War during Civil War) - 1876

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Beautiful certificate from the Indianapolis & Vincennes Railroad issued in 1876. This item has been hand signed by the Company's President (Thomas A. Scott) and Secretary. Thomas Alexander Scott 1823-1881 Fourth president of Pennsylvania RR when it was world's largest system. Assistant Secretary of War during Civil War under Lincoln (under Stanton). Employed Andrew Carnegie as personal secretary during Civil War. Director Union Pacific. Fought Gould's expansion of Erie. Lost battle with J.D. Rockefeller over oil transportation via the South Improvement Company. In July 1868, the Indianapolis & Vincennes Railroad opened for business between Indianapolis and Martinsville, Indiana.