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Mosby, John S. (1833-1916) to Sam Chapman

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03293 Author/Creator: Mosby, John S. (1833-1916) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 May 1907 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written on stationery of the Department of Justice. Discusses Grant's endorsement of Lee's pardon after the war, and Johnson's refusal to grant it. He discusses politics during the Reconstruction era. He comments "there was more vindictiveness shown to me by the Virginia people for my voting for Grant than the North showed to me for fighting four years against him." Various politicians and judges mentioned.

People: Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916.

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Confederate General or Leader, Pardon, President Politics, Reconstruction, Election, Government and Civics, Union General

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