Ocala & Silver Springs Co. Stock Signed by Gettysburg Hero Joshua Chamberlain (107763)

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Ocala & Silver Springs Co. Stock Signed by Gettysburg Hero Joshua Chamberlain  (107763)
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This stock is signed by Joshua L. Chamberlain as company president. Chamberlain fought for the Union Army during the Civil War and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his conduct at the Battle of Gettysburg. On July 2, 1863 at Little Round Top, Chamberlain (then a colonel) and his men fought off the 15th Regiment Alabama Infantry and finally drove the Confederates away with a downhill bayonet charge. He also fought at the Second Battle of Petersburg (after which he was promoted to brigadier general), the Battle of Five Forks, and was given the honor of commanding the Union troops at the surrender ceremony for the infantry of Robert E. Lee's Army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. After the war, he served as the 32nd Governor of Maine. This stock is No. 69, issued for 100 shares to William Black on Jan. 18th, 1892. Signed by president Chamberlain and treasurer Houston. Not cancelled. Brown border and black print with vignette of building with carriages out front. Deep folds, other light wear. 9.5 x 11.75" This company bought the premier Ocala House hotel in December 1891 with plans to refurbish and add a 4th floor, but ran into financial problems.

Country (if not USA):
State: Florida
City/County: Ocala
Date: 1892