26 May 1864: “AN ACT to provide Passports for Senators and Representatives in Congress, when traveling in the Confederate States.”

Item Description:   Confederate passport issued to James G. Ramsey and signed by Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of State for the Confederate States of America (1862-1865).  James Graham Ramsay (1823-1903) attended Davidson College and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.  He practiced medicine in Iredell and Rowan counties, N.C. Ramsay was a Whig state senator, 1856-1864, and served in the Confederate Congress. After the war, he was active in the state Republican Party and served again in the legislature in 1883.18640526_01  Item Citation:  Confederate Passport dated 26 May 1864, found in folder 10 of the J. G. Ramsay Papers #1568, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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