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Amnesty Petition of W.G. Lewis, June 20, 1865

Title

Amnesty Petition of W.G. Lewis, June 20, 1865

Description

Former Brigadier General in the Confederate Army, W.G. Lewis was excepted from pardon under the third provision. In his letter, Lewis stressed the fact that he primarily held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and that the rank of Brigadier General was a "temporary appoointment." Lewis argued that he did not feel that he should be excluded from Presidential amnesty because of this, and also put forth that he never maltreated prisoners and served faithfully in the Confederacy, meaning that he in turn would be a faithful United States citizen.

Creator

W.G. Lewis

Source

W. G. Lewis, Amnesty Petition, June 20, 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

1865-06-20

Type

Document

Coverage

Edgecombe County, North Carolina

Original Format

Government Document

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Citation

W.G. Lewis, Amnesty Petition of W.G. Lewis, June 20, 1865, Civil War Era NC, accessed April 23, 2017, http://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/478.