Thursday, August 27, 2009

CBOT artillery battery

I know this isn't trading pit related but the CBOT can claim to be the only exchange that's raised a standing army. During the Civil War, the CBOT answered President Lincoln's call for troops by raising an artillery unit of 156 Illinois volunteers and kicked in $15,000 to fund them. The flag of the Chicago Board of Trade Battery is shown above.

Further reading on the Chicago Board of Trade Battery can be found by clicking here.
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