A.W. Gibson letter to Andrew Johnson

A.W. Gibson letter to Andrew Johnson

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Gibson, Aurelius W.
Title: A.W. Gibson letter to Andrew Johnson
Dates: 1865 May 17
Quantity: 0.05 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 966 to MS 970)
Abstract: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.
Coll. Number: ms969(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Index Terms

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.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Aurelius W. Gibson letter to Andrew Johnson, MS 969. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1865 May 17 View online.