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Railway Ticket, 1860s

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Bryan Grimes was the last Confederate officer in the Army of Northern Virginia to be appointed to the rank of Major General by Robert E. Lee. A native of North Carolina, Grimes fought on several Confederate campaigns including the Peninsula,…

Colonel Lewis D. Warner, "To Sneedsboro" (March 4, 1865)

I hope a better spirit will prevail. North Carolina has shown considerable Union sentiment during the war and I believe a proper course by our would cause the slumbering fire to burst into a flame, which could not be quenched.

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

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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…

Amnesty Petition of John N. Maffitt, June 1, 1867

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After resigning his commission in the US Navy, J.N. Maffitt took a commission in the Confederate Navy and served as the commander of the privateer Florida. Maffitt explains that he never waged war on the United States, yet insists that he treated all…

Amnesty Petition of Richard C. Gatlin, June 8, 1865

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Richard C. Gatlin was excluded from amnesty under the third, fifth, and eighth provisions of Johnson's Amnesty Proclamation of 1865. He had been educated at West Point, left the US Army, and served as Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. Gatlin…

Amnesty Petition of William P. Roberts, August 26, 1865

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William P. Roberts was excluded from Presidential amnesty under the third exception, due to his service as Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. Roberts insisted that he was not part of the political discourse which led to secession, and sought…

Amnesty Petition of William McRae, July 28, 1865

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William McRae was excluded from Presidential amnesty under the third provision due to his rank of Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. McRae insisted that he was loyal to the Union, and took no part in the political discussions leading to…

Amnesty Petition of Richard B. Lee, June 12, 1865

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Richard B. Lee was excluded from amnesty due to the fact that he resigned his commission in the US Army and went on to serve as Lieutenant Colonel in the Confederate Army. Lee underscored his meritorious service in the US Army prior to the Civil War,…

Amnesty Petition of Daniel Harvey Hill, July 1865

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Daniel Harvey (D.H.) Hill found himself excluded from Presidential amnesty due to the fact that he had been educated at West Point, and served as Major General in the Confederate Army. Hill highlighted the fact that he had received commendation for…

Amnesty Petition of Robert Vance, July 1865

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Robert Vance was excluded under the third provision of Andrew Johnson's Amnesty Proclamation of 1865, and served as a brigadier general during the war. Vance endeavored to show that before Lincoln's call for troops to "suppress the insurrectionary…