Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company Loan - New York 1853

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Beautiful certificate from the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company issued in 1853. This historic document was printed by the Damforth Bald Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a train exiting a tunnel. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, and Treasurer, and is over 157 years old. is a name you can TRUST!
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The Virginia and Tennessee Railroad was chartered in 1849. Built in the 1850s, the V&T connected Southwestern Virginia, from Lynchburg to Bristol. With V&T rail lines came expanded economic markets and new industry. During the Civil War, the V&T served as a Confederate lifeline by moving supplies, weapons, and troops. The Confederate reliance on the V&T resulted in the partial destruction of lines by Union forces. In 1870, the V&T joined the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad and the City Point Railroad to create the Atlantic, Mississippi, and Ohio Railroad. The Atlantic, Mississippi, and Ohio Railroadlater became the Norfolk and Western.