Ladies' Passport
Original Author: Confederate War Department
Created: 1865
Medium: Confederate form
Publisher: The Museum of the Confederacy

Ladies’ Passport

A blank Confederate "ladies' passport," which authorized travel during the war, requires a physical description of the pass holder, including her age, height, and hair and eye color. Travel was restricted and "Subject to the discretion of the Military authorities." A woman had to name her destination, have the form signed by a military official, and then carry the completed form with her for possible inspection.

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