MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES H.T. COLLIS - STOCK CERTIFICATE SIGNED 05/15/1889 CO-SIGNED BY: COLGATE HOYT, EDWARD EDES - HFSID 344774
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MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES H.T. COLLIS, CO-SIGNED BY: COLGATE HOYT AND EDWARD EDES
This stock certificate for 100 shares in the name of the Irish-American Army officer is signed by the shareholder as well as two officials of the Oregon and Transcontinental Company
Stock certificate signed: "Charles H.T. Collis", "Colgate Hoyt" as Vice President and "Edward Edes" as Assistant Secretary in faded black ink. 7¼x15. May 14, 1889. Stock certificate for 100 shares of Oregon and Transcontinental Company. Witnessed by T.G. Kennedy. CHARLES HENRY TUCKER COLLIS (1838-1902) was an Irish-American US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the American Civil War. After studying law, he enlisted in the 18th Pennsylvania Infantry at the onset of the Civil War, and within three months was promoted to sergeant major. Following his first enlistment, he was commissioned a Captain and in August 1861 he raised a company from amongst European immigrants, called Collis' Independent Company "Zouaves d'Afrique". In 1862 Collis was promoted to Colonel and instructed to recruit a regiment, which would become the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry. He commanded the regiment during the Battle of Fredericksburg, for which he later received the Medal of Honor. On December 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln nominated Collis for appointment to the Brevet grade of Brigadier General of volunteers. Mustered out of the volunteers on May 29, 1865, Collis resumed the practice of law in Pennsylvania after the end of the war. COLGATE HOYT (1849-1922) was an American businessman active in the late nineteenth century. He was a director of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, and one of the founders of Everett, Washington, where a main street is named after him. Hoyt became Vice President of the Oregon and Transcontinental Company in 1889 where he served for the next 20 years. He was also a New York investment banker who was the partner of Joseph L. Colby as Colby, Hoyt. They were active together in the organization and finance of many businesses. EDWARD EDES was a treasurer and assistant secretary at the Oregon and Transcontinental Company. Toned. Corners rounded. Edges worn and creased. Lightly soiled on verso. Ink stamps on front. Holes punched in bottom of certificate, effecting all three signatures. ¾ inch diamond shaped hole in left side of certificate.
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