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Collection Reference Number GLC07135
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 
Title Affix seal to the pardon of Confederate officer Benjamin C. Robertson
Date 14 January 1864
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Government document; Legal document
Content Description Robertson was a Confederate officer from Tennessee. Lincoln had requested the pardon from Attorney General Edward Bates the day before (see Basler, 2d suppl. 87). The circumstances for the pardon are unknown. Unfortunately Robertson died before receiving the pardon.
Subjects President  Pardon  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Confederate States of America  
Place written Washington
Theme The American Civil War; Law
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945