Rattlesnake Confederate Steamship stock certificate

Rattlesnake Confederate Steamship stock certificate

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rattlesnake Confederate Steamship stock certificate
Creator: Confederate States of America
Inclusive Dates: 1862
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms725
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Formally the C.S.S. Nashville, the Confederate ship was converted into a privateer and renamed the Rattlesnake. At the battle for Fort McAllister in Richmond Hill, GA, the ship was attacked by the U.S.S. Montauk in Feburary 1863, during which the Rattlesnake ran aground and eventually caught fire and sunk.

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Scope and Content

A photocopy of single $1,000 share certificate for the Confederate Steamship Rattlesnake, dated November 17, 1862, made out to F. A. Brake and signed by T. Harrison Baker.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rattlesnake Confederate Steamship stock certificate, ms725, Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Pauline Mathewson in May 1971 via Clemens de Baillou and W.P.K.

Related Materials and Subjects

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Stock certificate

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