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Amnesty Petition of Robert D. Johnston, September 1, 1865

Title

Amnesty Petition of Robert D. Johnston, September 1, 1865

Description

As a brigadier general, Robert Johnston commanded an infantry company under Beauregard at the Battle of Manassas, and was excluded from amnesty under the third provision. Johnston explained that he acted on a sense of duty because he believed North Carolina's cause to be "just and right" and that he "devoted time and energies in furtherance of that cause." Johnston further claimed that he would be a "good and peaceful citizen" if granted amnesty.

Creator

Robert D. Johnston

Source

Robert D. Johnston, Amnesty Petition, September 1, 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

1865-09-01

Type

Document

Coverage

Gaston County, North Carolina

Original Format

Government Document

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Citation

Robert D. Johnston, Amnesty Petition of Robert D. Johnston, September 1, 1865, Civil War Era NC, accessed April 23, 2017, http://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/468.