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    Appomattox Parole Pass. Partially printed parole pass, one page, 8.0" x 3.0", Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 10, 1865. The Army of Northern Virginia's defeated soldiers were allowed to return to their homes following General Lee's surrender on April 9, 1865. With ongoing hostilities in many areas of the South, these men were issued paroles that amounted to safe travel passes. As only a few thousand of these paroles were originally issued, they are quite rare today. The inscriptions on the obverse of this example, made out to a Georgia volunteer, are barely legible given considerable fading. The verso is inscribed with several notations of rations being issued to the bearer during the months of April and May. A truly historical document. Soiling, fading and split center crease. Good condition.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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