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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Order for Daniel Linder]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00213 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph note signed Date: circa 26 December 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Lincoln proclaimed a pardon possibility for rebellious soldiers December 8, 1863, in his annual message to Congress. Daniel Linder, son of Usher F. Linder, an old friend of Lincoln in Chicago, was freed on Dec. 26, the date assumed for this document.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: President Civil War, Pardon, Law, Military History, Military Law, Oath, Confederate States of America, Amnesty, Prison Camp, Prisoner of War, Children and Family

Sub Era: The American Civil War