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Amnesty Petition of Theophelius H. Holmes, June 6, 1865

Title

Amnesty Petition of Theophelius H. Holmes, June 6, 1865

Description

Former Confederate General Theophelius Holmes had been educated at West Point and resigned his commission in the US Army to serve the Confederacy. Thus, he was excluded under the third, fifth and eighth provisions of Johnson's Amnesty Proclamation of 1865. In his petition, Holmes highlighted that his southern heritage imbued in him the fact the his allegiance was due to his state. Holmes explained that he had "conducted himself honorably in the Confederacy" and thus deserved amnesty.

Creator

Theophelius H. Holmes

Source

Theophelius Holmes, Amnesty Petition, June 6, 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

1865-06-06

Type

Document

Coverage

Cumberland County, North Carolina

Original Format

Government Document

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Citation

Theophelius H. Holmes, Amnesty Petition of Theophelius H. Holmes, June 6, 1865, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 28, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/467.