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Amnesty Petition of Thomas G. Walton, July 13, 1865

Title

Amnesty Petition of Thomas G. Walton, July 13, 1865

Description

Former Colonel of the Home Guard of the 8th Regiment, Thomas Walton, went to great lengths to explain his opposition to secession before the outbreak of hostilities. Walton explained that he had been an active member of the Whig Party, and had worked to "thwart" the secession conventions in 1861. He claimed that he was partially responsible for the convention being voted down at the beginning of 1861, and that he never voted for anyone who supported secession, nor was he ever a believer in secession. He explained that despite his misgivings, he served in the Confederate military and did so "dutifully and faithfully."

Creator

Thomas G. Walton

Source

Thomas G. Walton, Amnesty Petition, July 13, 1865, Case Files of Applications from Former Confederates for Presidential Pardons ("Amnesty Papers"), 1865-67, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917, Record Group 94, Publication M1003, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Date

1865-07-13

Type

Document

Coverage

Burke County, North Carolina

Original Format

Government Document

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Citation

Thomas G. Walton, Amnesty Petition of Thomas G. Walton, July 13, 1865, Civil War Era NC, accessed April 25, 2017, http://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/466.