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    Parole of Honor from a Paroled Prisoner of the Last Major Confederate Field Army. One partially-printed page, 7.75" x 9.75", Brenham [Texas], August 25, 1865. Issued to Maj. Will James Moffitt, chief surgeon of the 1st Division, Texas Cavalry, a "Prisoner of War, belonging to the Army of the Trans Mississippi, having been surrendered by General E. Kirby Smith" who gave his "solemn Parole of Honor, that I will not hereafter serve in the Armies of the Confederate States, or in any military capacity whatever, against the United States of America, or render aid to the enemies of the latter, until duly exchanged, or otherwise released from the obligations of this parole." Folds are soiled and weakened with some separation in places. Several small holes and smudging of the ink. Scattered spots of foxing.

    The Army of the Trans-Mississippi was the last major Confederate force to surrender, which it did on May 26, 1865. Its commander, Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith signed the terms of surrender in Galveston, Texas, on June 2 and thereafter fled to Cuba via Mexico fearing prosecution for treason.

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