Beautifully engraved RARE certificate from the Indianapolis & Vincennes Railroad issued in 1867. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the state seal top right. This item has been handsigned by the Company’s President ( Ambrose E. Burnside ) and Asst. Secretary. There are very few known examples of these certificates (with the state seal) signed by Ambrose E. Burnside.
Burnside, Ambrose Everett
Union general during Civil War. Commanded Army of Potomac (1862-1863). Opposed Lincoln for Presidency in 1864. Governor of Rhode Island (1866-1869). U.S. Senator (1875-1881). Source of the American term 'sideburns.'
In July 1868, the Indianapolis & Vincennes Railroad opened for business between Indianapolis and Martinsville, Indiana.
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