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.

Continue reading ›

Example Records

Source Information

Fold3, Confederate Amnesty Papers (/title/59/confederate-amnesty-papers :accessed August 7, 2020), database and images,

Publication Title
Confederate Amnesty Papers
Total Records
Records: 109,813 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number:
M1003
Record Group:
94
Published on Fold3
August 2, 2007
Last Updated
April 10, 2008
Description
NARA M1003. Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.