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APPOMATTOX PAROLE OF PVT. JAMES HOUSE, 14TH N.C. Scarce and very desirable partly-printed D.S., 1p. 7 1/2" x 3 1/4", an "Appomattox Parole" issued to Pvt. James House of Co. A, 14th North Carolina: "...a Paroled Prisoner of The Army of Northern Virginia who has permission to go to his home, and there remain undisturbed...". The document bears the printed location and date at top: "Appomattox Court House, Va. April 10th, 1865" with "PAROLED PRISONER PASS" printed beside ornate scrollwork at left. It appears that House filled his own name in as recipient, with the document signed by Lt. Col. WILLIAM A. JOHNSTON at bottom. Johnston, also of the 14th N.C., was wounded in the right arm at Chancellorsville, and was wounded again at Petersburg and "disabled". He too was paroled at Appomattox. This parole has been expertly cleaned and brought back to very good condition, as most of these paroles are now found in an awful state, after having been carried for hundreds of miles in the pockets of their forlorn owners. Only slightly faded, otherwise very good, with records. Appomattox paroles were printed on field presses, this example dated on the date of Lee's formal surrender to Grant.
Estimate $ 4,000-5,000

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