Confederate Amnesty Papers record example

    Confederate Amnesty Papers

    Records: 109,813 · Complete: 100%

    These case files are organized by state, then by petitioner's last name. The majority is predictably from the south, although a few northern states are represented. Applications for pardon were submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates excluded from the provisions of his amnesty proclamation of May 29, 1865, together with affidavits, oaths of allegiance, recommendations for executive clemency, and other accompanying papers. Most case files are 3-6 handwritten pages, some are longer.

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    James A. Cheatham, North Carolina, Amnesty Papers
    James A. Cheatham, North Carolina, Amnesty Papers
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    Thomas M. Gatlin, Louisiana, Amnesty Papers
    Thomas M. Gatlin, Louisiana, Amnesty Papers
    John C. Bowden, Georgia, Amnesty Papers
    John C. Bowden, Georgia, Amnesty Papers

    Source Information

    "Case Files of Applications from Former Confederates for Presidential Pardons ("Amnesty Papers"), 1865-67" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/59/confederate-amnesty-papers: accessed October 6, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Confederate Amnesty Papers
    Total Records
    109,813 · Complete: 100%
    Content Source
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    Publication Number
    M1003
    Record Group
    94
    Published on Fold3
    02 Aug 2007
    Last Updated
    10 Apr 2008
    Description
    NARA M1003. Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.