Lincoln issues amnesty to deserters

March 10 – Faced with an estimated 125,000 deserters, Lincoln issues a general amnesty for all who will report back to duty.

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The execution of a Civil War Deserter, from Frank Leslie’s The Soldier in Our Civil War , 1893


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