The Rarest Confederate Naval Document that we have ever seen: A Parole Issued by the C.S. Steamer Olustee (Formerly Tallahassee) - Part of Semmes Naval Brigade!

This Confederate Parole printed on blue gray paper, no doubt from a field printing press, measures 3 ¼ x 8 inches.  It states that William McChase, prisoner of war is being paroled by Lt. Commanding William H. Ward of the C. S. Steamer Olustee.  It is signed by McChase and witnessed by James Foy Greene, CSN. 

The Olustee was originally named the CSS Tallahassee and was a blockade runner built in England and CAPTURED OR DESTROYED 33 VESSELS.  Renamed the Olustee she captured 6 vessels on a run from England and was attacked by several Union gunboats which she successfully evaded. 

Examine our photos of this great parole.  It is no doubt a unique piece.  The parole has been archivally strengthen and de-acidified and while having various stains and folds, the parole is totally readable and presents a magnificent example of the rarest of Confederate documents. 

#CG390 - Price $2,995