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Amnesty Petition of Robert Vance, July 1865

Title

Amnesty Petition of Robert Vance, July 1865

Description

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 movements" in the South, he was a loyal and faithful citizen of the United States, and in no way wished for secession. He felt that remaining in the Union was in the "best interests" for his state, and explained that he was not responsible for the "teachings and causes" that led to secession.

Creator

Robert Vance

Source

Robert Vance, Amnesty Petition, July 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

1865-07-XX

Type

Document

Coverage

Buncombe County, North Carolina

Original Format

Government Document

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Citation

Robert Vance, Amnesty Petition of Robert Vance, July 1865, Civil War Era NC, accessed September 25, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/471.