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Asa Moore, Ellen and Cosmelia Janney’s Civil War travel pass

civil war travel pass

In May 1863, Asa Moore Janney, along with two of his daughters, traveled outside Loudoun County. The nation was at war and the Union Army occupied northern Virginia. Confederate citizens such as the Janneys needed an official travel pass in order to move about without being arrested. The Janney pass can be seen here, along with a brief discussion of what the pass reveals to us.

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