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Parole, Pardon, Pass and Amnesty Documents of the Civil War: An Illustrated History
     

Parole, Pardon, Pass and Amnesty Documents of the Civil War: An Illustrated History

by John Martin Davis, George B. Tremmel
 

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This book presents the little-studied story of the history and documents of the pardons, passes, paroles and promises of loyalty used by both North and South. The words of the loyalty oaths required for passes, paroles and pardons grew over time from a few simple lines to several paragraphs. Conditions were added and pre-qualifications modified. This history

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This book presents the little-studied story of the history and documents of the pardons, passes, paroles and promises of loyalty used by both North and South. The words of the loyalty oaths required for passes, paroles and pardons grew over time from a few simple lines to several paragraphs. Conditions were added and pre-qualifications modified. This history provides insights into the politics, culture and battlefield realities present during the conduct of the war.

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richly illustrated...invaluable...interesting and informative
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“richly illustrated...invaluable...interesting and informative”—Civil War News; “Davis and Tremmel have thoughtfully and carefully researched their subject and supplemented their work with visual reproductions of the documents in question. The valuable discussions of legal issues in this book are supplemented by numerous pictures of the documents in question”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786474417
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/25/2013
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
1,032,689
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

John Martin Davis, Jr., is a retired Dallas tax attorney and CPA who lives in Fort Davis, Texas. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in history by Sul Ross State University. An authority on Texas maps, he is a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas for the Collection and Diffusion of Knowledge.
George B. Tremmel is a retired information technology director and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has collected and studied Confederate States paper money for more than four decades and has written two award-winning books on counterfeit currency of the Confederacy as well as a number of articles on the subject for Paper Money, the Society of Paper Money Collectors journal.

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