President Lincoln Commutes Clement Vallandigham's Prison Sentence

May 19, 1863


On May 19, 1863, President Lincoln commuted Clement Vallandigham's prison sentence and directed Ambrose Burnside to send Vallandigham to the headquarters of General Rosecrans, then in Tennessee, from where he was to be sent beyond Union lines into the area occupied by the Confederacy.


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