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Were passports req'd to cross Red River?
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Passports required to cross Red River from 1861-1865?

Question: Why did the residents of Indian Territory who were rather well-to-do and politically well connected had no problems crossing Red River between 1861-1865 while the poor were starving and freezing in mud huts on the North bank of Red River?
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This question is addressed in two sections of my web page: http://www.bourlandcivilwar.com/PassportsRedRiver.htm
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1) What are the proofs that passports were required to cross Red River?
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WPA, Indian Pioneer Papers, i.e., Interviews of 1861-1865 Indian Territory residents in the 1930s.
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2) Who could issue passports?
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Entries from my 176-page Name Index under "passports."
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passports
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furlough papers, 189, 196, 276, 277, 299, 303, 319, 326
papers, proper papers, identification papers, 216, 224, 225, 255, 271, 277, 305, 307
passports, passes, pass, 134, 135, 191, 195, 218, 221, 223, 267, 309, 310, 315, A-157, N-150
password, Arizina, 136
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I study the last 1-1/2 year of the war and it seems that the number of passports increased toward the end of the War. Please send any examples that have crossed your desk.
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I would appreciate your glancing at my "passports" web page and commenting.
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http://www.bourlandcivilwar.com/PassportsRedRiver.htm
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Patti, prochette@Juno.com
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