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A.W. Gibson letter to Andrew Johnson, 1865 May 17

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Type: Letters (correspondence) | Text | Text
Creator: Gibson, Aurelius W.
Title: A.W. Gibson letter to Andrew Johnson, 1865 May 17
Date: 1865 May 17
Description: Aurelius W. Gibson, Confederate Major with Company K of the 45th Georgia Infantry Regiment. Captured at Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865 he was held at Fort Delaware, Delaware until his pardon and release in July, 1865.

The collection consists of a letter to President Andrew Johnson, dated May 17, 1865, Fort Delaware, Delaware, from Major Aurelius W. Gibson. The letter states Gibson was formerly with the 45th Georgia Infantry Regiment, has taken the oath of allegiance to the United States, and requests a pardon. Attached to the letter is a completed form for the oath.

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Subjects: Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 45th. Company K | Fort Delaware (Del.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons | Loyalty oaths--United States | Pardon--United States | Soldiers--Georgia | Fort Delaware (Del.) | Georgia
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012
Original Material: Aurelius W. Gibson letter to Andrew Johnson, MS 969. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Aurelius W. Gibson letter to Andrew Johnson, MS 969. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/harg/turningpoint/id:harg0969-001-001

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia Historical Society
Atlanta History Center
Hargrett Library
Collection Information: America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia