Henry Algernon Du Pont - Wilmington and Northern Railroad Co. - Stock CertificateInv# CW1013
Henry Algernon du Pont (1838-1926), Army Officer, U.S. Senator, Industrialist and partner in E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. He graduated West Point at the head of his class in 1861. In command of artillery, he served most commendably in many battles. He received the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 1864 and received the Congressional Medal of Honor for distinguished services and gallantry at Cedar Creek. Later became a member of E. I. du Pont. Later he became President of the Wilmington and Northern Railroad. Great 1890's stock of this Railroad signed by du Pont as President. Slight signs of faded red manuscript cancellation and hole cancelled. Important Military figure from an equally important Family. Very Fine Condition. Scarce!!!
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