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    Nathaniel P. Banks Military Pass Signed "N.P. Banks." One page of a bifolium, 5.25" x 8.5", New Orleans; May 22, 1865. Written in an unknown hand, granting leave to "Lieutenant R. Toutant having this day reported at these Headquarters, will be allowed to remain in New Orleans until further orders, subject to the terms of the capitulation." Nathaniel P. Banks (1816-1894) was initially appointed as general in charge of the regulars at West Point. After facing difficulties during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, President Lincoln had Banks reassigned as commander the Department of the Gulf, in New Orleans, taking over from Gen. Benjamin Butler.

    Condition: Flattened folds and light soiling, with repairs to holes at separations. Toning at the edges and minor mat burn. Bold signature.

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    November, 2020
    12th Thursday
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