Nice piece of Civil War era paper money from Georgia, with railway locomotive and cars image at top.
No folds, nicely centered. Punched holes ‘PAID…’
2 ⅛” x 4 ⅞”
The Western & Atlantic Railroad of the State of Georgia (W&A) was founded on December 21, 1836. In 1836, the Georgia General Assembly voted to build the Western & Atlantic Railroad of the State of Georgia to provide a link between the port of Savannah and the Midwest. The city of Atlanta was founded as the terminus of the W&A, with the terminus marked with the Atlanta Zero Mile Post.
This line, originally built to 5 ft gauge is famous because of the Andrews Raid (commonly referred to as the Great Locomotive Chase), which took place on the W&A during the American Civil War on the morning of April 12, 1862.