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Amnesty Petition of Joseph W. Alexander, June 13, 1865

Title

Amnesty Petition of Joseph W. Alexander, June 13, 1865

Description

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 rebellion as one governed by the "dictates of patriotism." He additionally explained that he had "no political ambition" and that his participation in the rebellion was in line with what a "large majority of Southern people convinced to be their duty." Alexander also claimed that never during his military service did he mistreat Union servicemen or prisoners.

Creator

Joseph W. Alexander

Source

Amnesty Petition of Joseph W. Alexander, June 13, 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

1865-06-13

Type

Document

Coverage

Lincoln County, North Carolina

Original Format

Government Document

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Citation

Joseph W. Alexander, Amnesty Petition of Joseph W. Alexander, June 13, 1865, Civil War Era NC, accessed October 21, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/470.