Raynors HCA 2020-02
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At the beginning of the war, because there were no places to detain prisoners, both the Federals and the Rebels released these captured men on their parole of honor. This was an Oath to refrain from ever taking up arms against the other side. Many prisoner exchanges took place in the field without match technical negotiation. In a few cases, the prisoner was either important enough (high rank, suspected spy, etc.) or the military officer in charge suspicious enough to require that the captured man put up a monetary bond to be forfeit should he violate the oath on his parole This Manuscript Parole Bond, is 1p. folio, payable to the United States, is dated March 20, 1862, from Barbour County, West Virginia. It reads in part: "...Nathaniel Struts, late a prisoner of war under the military authority of the United States, has been discharged upon his parole of honor, that he would not take up arms again against the United States of America, but would bear allegiance to the United States…" Signed by Struts as well as by Sanford Hoffman who helped to raise the funds. VG. Rare.
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$1,000 U.S. Parole Bond for a Confederate Prisoner of War

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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $195.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Friday, February 28, 2020.
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