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Aurelius W. Gibson letter to Andrew Johnson

Aurelius W. Gibson letter to Andrew Johnson

Descriptive Summary

Title: Aurelius W. Gibson letter to Andrew Johnson
Creator: Gibson, Aurelius W.
Inclusive Dates: 1865 June 17
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms969
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Aurelius W. Gibson was a Confederate Major with Company K of the 45th Georgia Infantry Regiment. Captured at Petersburg, Virginia, March 1865, he was held at Fort Delaware, Delaware.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated United States Military Prison, Fort Delaware, Delaware, June 17, 1865, "To His Excellency Andrew Johnson, President of the United States," signed "Aurelius W. Gibson, Major 45th Georgia Regiment and Prisoner of War." In the letter, Gibson takes the oath of allegiance to the United States, and requests a pardon. Attached to the letters is a completed form for the oath.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Aurelius W. Gibson letter to Andrew Johnson, ms969, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject 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.
Soldiers -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1865 June 17 Access Online