Exceedingly rare Confederate Hospital Release Pass for a South Carolina Private to return back to duty dated Thursday August 7th 1862. The soldier was hospitalized at the Columbia, South Carolina College.
The pass is signed by his surgeon.
There are blood stains on the paper which certainly gives a graphic picture of the condition this soldier was released... or the end of his life when he was mortally wounded making his way back to combat.
You will not find another one. 3’ x 5 inches.