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

Title

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

Description

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 explained that he left the US Army due to bad health, and subsequently served in the coastal defense below Wilmington until his unit was transferred to the service of the Confederate Army. Gatlin passionately defended his love for the Union and highlighted his service to the US Army, and insisted that he was reluctant to serve in the Confederate military.

Creator

Richard C. Gatlin

Source

Richard C. Gatlin, Amnesty Petition, June 8, 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

1865-06-08

Type

Document

Coverage

Wake County, North Carolina

Original Format

Government Document

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Citation

Richard C. Gatlin, Amnesty Petition of Richard C. Gatlin, June 8, 1865, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 22, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/476.