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ve fallen to their lot. W. B. Hazen, Brigadier-General. Colonel Berry's report. headquarters Fifth regiment Kentucky Volunteer infantry, Knoxville, December 8, 1863. Captain: I respectfully submit the following report of the operations of my command from the twenty-third of November to the seventh instant, inclusive. hird Division, Fourth Army Corps. Lieutenant-Colonel Kimberley's report. headquarters Forty-First infantry, Ohio Vols., in camp near Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 8, 1863. Captain: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the battalion under my command, which includes the Forty-first and Ninety-thi Second Brigade, Third Division, Fourth Army Corps. Major Stafford's report. headquarters First regiment Ohio Volunteer infantry, camp near Knoxville, Dec. 8, 1863. Captain John Crowell, Jr., A. A. G. Second Brigade, Third Division, Fourth Army Corps: I have the honor to report the part taken by the First regiment Ohio
Doc. 32.-Amnesty proclamation. By the President of the United States of America. Proclamation. Washington, December 8, 1863. whereas, in and by the Constitution of the United States, it is provided that the President shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offences against the United States, except in cases for impeachment; and Whereas a rebellion now exists whereby the loyal State governments of several States have, for a long time, been subverted, and many persons have committed and are now guilty of treason against the United States; and Whereas, with reference to said rebellion and treason, laws have been enacted by Congress declaring forfeitures and confiscation of property, and liberation of slaves, all upon terms and conditions therein stated, and also declaring that the President was thereby authorized at any time thereafter, by proclamation, to extend to persons who may have participated in the existing rebellion, in any State or part thereof,
under the confiscation laws are pending in the courts of the United States, growing out of the participation of such persons in the existing rebellion, have, in good faith, taken the oath prescribed by the proclamation of the President of eighth December, 1863, and have therefore entitled themselves to full pardon and restoration of all rights of property, except as to slaves and where rights of third parties have intervened, which that proclamation offers and secures. The President's pardon tinue and put an end to those proceedings, whenever the person so charged shall produce evidence satisfactory to you that he has, in good faith, taken the oath and complied with the conditions prescribed by the President's proclamation of eighth December, 1863. Nor is it necessary that the evidence which he produces should be a deed of pardon, signed by the President. It would be quite impossible for the President to furnish the multitudes who are now availing themselves of the benefits of th
There is but little doubt in my mind, (but) that the people of this State, kindly treated by us, will soon be ready to return to the Union. They are heartily tired of the war. As may be supposed, I am very much confused by these conflicting views, and am thrown into doubt as to whether my intentions with regard to Florida are fully understood by you. I will, therefore, reannounce them briefly. 1st. I desire to bring Florida into the Union under the President's proclamation of December eighth, 1863, as accessory to the above. 2d. To revive the trade on the St. John's River. 3d. To recruit my colored regiments, and organize a regiment of Florida white troops; and 4th. To cut off in part the enemy's supplies drawn from Florida. After you had withdrawn your advance, it was arranged between us, at a present interview, that the places to be permanently held for the present would be the south prong of the St. Mary's, Baldwin, Jacksonville, Magnolia, and Pilatka, and th
States of America. A proclamation. Whereas, it has become necessary to define the cases in which insurgent enemies are entitled to the benefits of the Proclamation of the President of the United States, which was made on the eighth day of December, 1863, and the manner in which they shall proceed to avail themselves of those benefits: And whereas, the objects of that proclamation were to suppress the insurrection and to restore the authority of the United States: And whereas, th proclamation, may apply to the President for clemency, like all other offenders, and their applications will receive due consideration. I do further declare and proclaim, that the oath prescribed in the aforesaid proclamation of the eighth of December, 1863, may be taken and subscribed before any commissioned officer, civil, military, or naval, in the service of the United States, or any civil or military officer of a State or Territory, not in insurrection, who, by the law thereof, may be