21 December 1863: “Your application for a passport to be granted W.D. Pearsall to go to the United States to visit his son, who is a prisoner and suffering from a wound, has been received and referred to Genl. Winder for allowance.”

Item description: Letter, dated 21 December 1863, from James A. Seddon, Confederate Secretary of War, to O.R. Kenan, responding to a request for a passport to care for a wounded POW.

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Item citation: From folder 11 in the Kenan Family Papers #4225, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item transcription:

Confederate States of America
War Department
Richmond, Va. December 21, 1863

Hon. O.R. Kenan
House of Reps.

Sir,

Your application for a passport to be granted W.D. Pearsall to go to the United States to visit his son, who is a prisoner and suffering from a wound, has been received and referred to Genl. Winder for allowance.

Very respectfully,
Your obdt. sevt.,

James A. Seddon
Secretary of War

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