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[General Pass for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: General pass for John Patterson Osterhout from the Provost Marshal General's Office. The pass allowed John to travel in Texas under oath that he would not leak any information about the Confederate States of America.
Date: January 16, 1865
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade, April 5, 1868]

Description: Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade discussing her living situation in Houston, Texas, an upcoming trip to the North, the possibility of yellow fever in Houston during the summer, the hanging of an African American man who committed murder, and other news.
Date: April 5, 1868
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Soldier's Discharge Papers for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Soldier's discharge papers for John Patterson Osterhout due to his term of service expiring. He was discharged honorably from the army of the Confederate States on April 25, 1862. The document includes a basic description of his appearance and who he served under.
Date: April 25, 1862
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College