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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Example Records

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

"Case Files of Applications from Former Confederates for Presidential Pardons ("Amnesty Papers"), 1865-67" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com//title/59/confederate-amnesty-papers: accessed February 28, 2021)

Publication Title
Confederate Amnesty Papers
Total Records
109,813 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
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.