Appomattox Paroled Prisoner’s Pass
A Navy Master’s Mate Gets A Parole at Appomattox Court House
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The pass, on ordinary lined paper w/ decorative floral ornament at left, has been accomplished by clerk Graves who, as “a Paroled Prisoner of the Army of Northern Virginia, has permission to go to his home, and there remain undisturbed.”
A tangible memento of the end of a great conflict, reflecting Grant’s promise to let Lee’s soldiers return to their homes and “not…be disturbed by U.S. authority.”
Three vert. folds, scattered age-toning, but v.g. for a document which doubtless saw much use. Scarce and very desirable;
(Appomattox) Partly Printed “Paroled Prisoner’s Pass” for “J. D. Graves / Master’s Mate / C S Navy / Geo.” Printed dateline: Appomattox Court-House, Va.: 10 April 1865. Approx. 8 x 3.5 inches; 1p.