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Text of Parole Issued to Confederate Soldiers in North Carolina

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[This is a copy of the parole issued to Lt. Col. Joseph B. Starr, commander of an artillery contingent in the Army of Tennessee]

Greensboro, North Carolina

May 1, 1865

In accordance with the terms of the Military Convention entered into on the twenty-sixth day of April, 1865, between General Joseph E. Johnston, Commanding the Confederate Army and Major-General W.T. Sherman, Commanding the United States Army in North Carolina,

                                J.B. Starr, Lt. Col., 13th N.C. Battalion, Lt. Artillery

has given his solemn obligation not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly released from this obligation; and is permitted to return to his home, and not be disturbed by the United States authorities so long as he observe this obligation and obey the laws in force where he may reside.

                Wm. Hartsuff                                                                     J.B. Starr

                Brevet Brig. Genl. & A.I.G., U.S.A.,                            Lt. Col., C.S.A

                Special Commissioner                                                   Commanding

 

[Source: Parole of Lt. Col. Joseph B. Starr, May 1, 1865, Joseph B. Starr Papers, NCDAH .]