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Safeguard Note dated May 31st 1863
Transcribed by Judith C. Ware
September 2008
Judy C. Ware

Original document owned by Jane & Scott Dudgeon

Headquarters 3rd Brigade
2nd Division 8th A.C. (Army Corps)
Berryville, Virginia May 31, 1863

Mr. Josiah W. Ware and son are hereby permitted to cross the Shenandoah river at any of its fords or ferries with a number of mares which he designs putting to the horse, any day between the 1st and 10th of June proximo. They will be permitted to pass and return to their home in Clarke County Virginia without molestation by any of the forces of the United States.

By order
Col. A.T. McReynolds
Commanding Brigade
James H. Stevenson

*** aag = Assistant Adjutant General

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Stevenson was the Union officer who later wrote so kindly about Josiah Ware in his book entitled Boots and Saddles

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