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    Parole of William Bowman of the 12th Virginia Cavalry. Confederate soldier William Bowman received his parole on May 4, 1865 at Edinburg [sic], Virginia according to this printed and handwritten "Parole of Honor". The 5½" x 6" document indicates that Bowman fought with Company "K" of the 12th Virginia Cavalry. His physical description is included at the bottom of the document as age 22, 5' 5" in height with a fair complexion, brown hair, and gray eyes.

    By signing the document Bowman promises not to take up arms against the United States government until he was regularly exchanged. The document is nicely matted and framed with a small hole in the center where the paper has been folded. At the bottom horizontal fold the paper has separated but is barely noticeable as framed.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum


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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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