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"Shall I Trust these Men, and Not this Man?", August 5, 1865

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During the latter part of the Civil War, the Union formulated a policy that would allow for the enlistment of African Americans, many former enslaved men from the South, to enlist and become soldiers fighting on behalf of the Union. Once the Civil…

"Negro Troops in the Civil War", 1887

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At a moment when the bitterness of race prejudice is
shown in the recent school controversies in Kansas, Indi-
ana, and Ohio, reminding us of the old Free States that we
cannot consistently reproach our brethren of the old Slave
States with…

Amnesty Petition of William S. Bradshaw, June 30, 1865

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"W. S. Bradshaw
Alamance County, NC
Pet. for Pardon
Officer & Post. Master
Received By:
W. R. Albright
W. A. Albright"
Executive Office W6
Raleigh, June 30, 1865.
I respectfully recommend that a pardon be granted in this case.…

Amnesty Petition of J. B. Carpenter, August 15, 1865

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North Carolina
Rutherford County

To His Excellency Andrew Johnson President of the Unite States of America

The petition of J. B. Carpenter a resident of the County and State aforesaid, aged twenty seven years, last June and by occupation a…

Amnesty Petition of Henry E. Coleman, August 3, 1865

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As much as former Colonel Henry Coleman worked to gain amnesty, he worked to gain sympathy. Coleman explained that he was a veteran of the battles of Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania and others. He explained "I am very greatly wounded in so much…

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 Samuel S. Gregory, August 22, 1865

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His Excellency
Andrew Johnson
President of the United States

Your petitioner Saml S. Gregory a native and resident of Sampson County, and the State of North Carolina, respectfully [showeth?] unto your Excellency, that he received an appointment…

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 Joseph W. Alexander, June 13, 1865

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Former Confederate navy officer and Naval Academy graduate Joseph Alexander attempted to show in his amnesty petition that he was raised to believe that his primary allegiance was to his state. Inasmuch, he portrayed his participation in the…

Grave of William Jones at Salisbury National Cemetery

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William Jones, a veteran of the Spanish American War, was buried at Salisbury National Cemetery in 1954. His grave is one of many from the Spanish-American War and focuses on his state unit, not the national force.