William Stringfield’s Amnesty Letters (June 1866)

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Joshua Taylor (Creator)
Institution
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://library.wcu.edu/
Advisor
Brian Gastle

Abstract: The letters transcribed are two drafts of the same letter sent from William Williams Stringfield to President Andrew Johnson in June of 1866. They detail Stringfield’s request for amnesty for his crimes of treason during his role as Lieutenant Colonel with the Confederate Army in the Civil War. These letters are stored in the Special Collections department of the Hunter Library at Western Carolina University. The accession number for the manuscripts within the collection are MSS 80-6, and there are entries ranging from 1801 to 1968. The vast range is because there are also materials pertaining to the Stringfield’s parents and children. It includes personal correspondence, diaries and minutes, financial records, legal papers, as well as clippings and scrapbooks. The collection was gifted to Western by Dr. Ricahrd W. Iobst on Oct. 31, 1970.

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Language: English
Date: 2015

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