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    [Civil War]. Appomattox Parole Pass. One partially printed page, 8.0" x 3.0", Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 10, 1865, allowing "The Bearer...a Paroled Prisoner of the Army of Northern Virginia...permission to go to his house, and there to remain undisturbed." The inscriptions on the recto, 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. Soiling, fading and split center crease. Good condition.

    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 uncommon today.


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    October, 2012
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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