"Rattlesnake" Confederate Steamship stock certificate

"Rattlesnake" Confederate Steamship stock certificate

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Confederate States of America.
Title: "Rattlesnake" Confederate Steamship stock certificate
Dates: 1862
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms725

Biographical/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.

For more information see: http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3J2Z_Battle_for_Fort_McAllister_Richmond_Hill_GA (accessed 03/28/2011)

Scope and Content Note

A photocopy of single $1000 share certificate for the Confederate Steamship Rattlesnake, dated November 17, 1862, made out to F.A. Brake and signed by T. Harrison Baker.

Index Terms

Fort McAllister (Ga. : Fort)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations.
Rattlesnake (Ship).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

"Rattlesnake" Confederate Steamship stock certificate, ms 725. Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Stock certificate