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The Consolidated Steamship Company of Charleston Confederate Blockade Runner Stock Certificate.

Rare.  About 15 known examples.  Printed in Charleston, SC by Evans & Cogswell.

Company had steamers Flora (I), General Whiting. The Flora (I) had 11 successful runs and the General Whiting had 4.  At the end of the war, company president Henry Hart fled to New York with the company‚Äôs assets.  When stock holders tried to reclaim their investment, Hart said that since the war was over he could not be held responsible for a business that was illegal under United States Law.

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