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On this day in the Civil War, Southern spy Belle Boyd is imprisoned in Old Capitol Prison, Washington City.

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Belle Boyd

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On this day in the Civil War, President Andrew Johnson gives general amnesty to those who participated in the Southern rebellion. Certain classes of Southerners were not eligible for this amnesty, these classes include those holding high rank in the Confederate military or government. Those Southerners must apply individually for pardon from the President of the United States.

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