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Petition to Abraham Lincoln

Title

Petition to Abraham Lincoln

Subject

Civil War

Description

Shortly before the conclusion of the Civil War, members of the Louisiana state government who had remained loyal to the Union during the conflict, gathered and wrote a petition for the release of a Confederate prisoner of war, John Gauche. Gauche was held captive at Camp Douglass for nineteen months, but swore to return his allegiance to the United States. President Lincoln granted and signed this petition on April 10, 1865, just five days before his assassination.

Source

Petition to Abraham Lincoln, Manuscripts Collection M-1110, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Publisher

Louisiana Research Collection

Date

1863 December 8

Contributor

Abraham Lincoln

Rights

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Format

Image/jpg

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

M1110_P1_20140804

Coverage

Louisiana