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Curtis, Samuel R.
Perhaps one of the more underrated Union officers of the American Civil War, Major General Samuel R. Curtis played a prominent role in securing and maintaining Federal control of the border state of Missouri throughout the conflict. Continue Reading »
President Johnson's Executive Order Appointing John A. Bingham as a Special Judge-Advocate for the Prosecution of President Lincoln's Accused Assassins
On May 7, 1865, President Andrew John issued an executive order appointing John A. Bingham as a special judge-advocate for the prosecution of President Abraham Lincoln's accused assassins. Continue Reading »
President Lincoln's Executive Order Acknowledging the Service of the Ohio National Guard Who Recently Served In the Military Force of the United States as Volunteers for One Hundred Days
On September 10, 1864, President Lincoln issued an executive order acknowledging the patriotic and valuable service of Ohio National Guardsmen. Continue Reading »
President Lincoln's Executive Order Tendering Thanks to William T. Sherman
On September 3, 1864, President Lincoln issued an executive order offering the thanks of the nation to William T. Sherman for his successful campaign in Georgia that led to the capture of Atlanta. Continue Reading »
President Lincoln's Executive Order to Arrest and Imprison the Editors of the New York World and New York Journal of Commerce
On May 18, 1864, President Lincoln issued an executive order commanding Major General John A. Dix to arrest and imprison the editors, proprietors, and publishers of the New York World and New York Journal of Commerce newspapers for printing false stories giving comfort to the enemies of the U.S. Continue Reading »
President Lincoln's Executive Order Mandating the Execution of Rebel Soldiers in Retaliation for the Execution of Union Soldiers
On July 30, 1863, President Lincoln issued an executive order mandating that for every U.S. soldier killed in violation of the laws of war, a Rebel soldier would be executed. Continue Reading »
President Lincoln's Executive Order Prohibiting Citizens Liable for the Draft from Leaving the United States, and Suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus
On August 8, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued an executive order prohibiting citizens liable for the draft from leaving the United States, and suspending the writ of habeas corpus for persons arrested for disloyal practices. Continue Reading »
President Lincoln's Executive Order Authorizing a Draft
On August 4, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued an executive authorizing a draft of 300,000 militia be immediately called into the service of the United States. Continue Reading »
President Lincoln's Executive Order Authorizing General Winfield Scott To Suspend the Writ of Habeas Corpus between Philadelphia and Washington
On April 27, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued an executive authorizing General Winfield Scott to suspend the writ of habeas corpus if necessary to ensure the public safety between Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Continue Reading »
President Lincoln's Executive Order Authorizing General Winfield Scott To Suspend the Writ of Habeas Corpus between New York and Washington
On July 2, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued an executive authorizing General Winfield Scott to suspend the writ of habeas corpus if necessary to ensure the public safety between New York City and Washington, DC. Continue Reading »
Presidential Proclamation 108
On December 8, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued Presidential Proclamation 108 offering amnesty and the restoration of property (except slaves) to certain people who participated in the rebellion against the U.S., upon swearing their allegiance. Continue Reading »
Presidential Proclamation 104
On September 15, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued Presidential Proclamation 104 suspending the writ of habeas corpus throughout the United States for persons resisting the draft or for any offense against the military. Continue Reading »
Presidential Proclamation 95 (Emancipation Proclamation)
Issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation stated that people held in slavery in areas designated in rebellion against the United States to be freed from bondage. Continue Reading »
Presidential Proclamation 94
On September 24, 1862, Abraham Lincoln issued Presidential Proclamation 94 declaring that people suspected of being disloyal to the U.S. were subject to martial law and that the writ of habeas corpus was suspended for all such persons. Continue Reading »
Presidential Proclamation 93 (Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation)
Issued by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, Presidential Proclamation 93, also known as the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation stated that people held in slavery in areas designated in rebellion against the United States as of January 1, 1863 would be freed from bondage. Continue Reading »
Presidential Proclamation 90
On May 19, 1862, Abraham Lincoln issued a presidential proclamation revoking David Hunter's general order freeing the slaves in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 11 (Department of the South)
On May 9, 1862, Major General David Hunter, commanding the Department of the South, issued General Orders, No. 11, declaring the slaves in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida to be forever free. Continue Reading »
Presidential Proclamation 134
On May 29, 1865, President Andrew Johnson issued Presidential Proclamation 134 granting amnesty to Southern participants in the Civil War, with specified exceptions. Continue Reading »
Presidential Proclamation 148
On December 1, 1865, President Andrew Johnson issued Presidential Proclamation 148 revoking the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in the U.S. except in specified states and territories. Continue Reading »
Presidential Proclamation 153
On April 2, 1866, President Andrew Johnson issued Presidential Proclamation 153 declaring the the Civil War was over and that peace was restored in all areas of the U.S. except the Texas. Continue Reading »

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