|Creator:||Confederate States of America.|
|Title:||"Rattlesnake" Confederate Steamship stock certificate|
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)
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.
"Rattlesnake" Confederate Steamship stock certificate, ms 725. Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. University of Georgia Libraries.
Gift of Mrs. Pauline Mathewson in May 1971 via Clemens de Baillou and W.P.K.