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    Posted: Aug 18 2017 at 9:08am
From the 8/17/20147

ABILENE, Texas (KRBC) - A historic document has been discovered at a thrift store in Coleman, Texas.

"Opening these packages that come in is kind of like Christmas, I think we're never gonna know whats inside one of them," said Nelda Copley, Manager of the Humane Society Thrift Store of Coleman County.

Copley said what she found inside a box dropped off this week was something very special.

"This is a document that was carried to Texas by some settlers after the Civil War that were fleeing the post-Civil War south," said McMurry history professor Don Frazier.

"It's a parole document, and it indicates the name of the soldier and the unit he was with," said Frazier.

The man to whom the certificate belongs was Private James King, a member of the Fourth Battalion of Georgia Sharpshooters.

Click here to read the entire story(including video).

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