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Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] Oath of Allegiance
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 07:39:00 -0600
Neither was I. The title was handwritten in the front of the ledger so I'm not sure if this was a standard "title" or if it varied from county to county. It did look like a lot of the names were for 1870, so I'm guessing there might have been some kind of
deadline for people to take the oath and this was a one-last-chance.
Also, I have it in my mind that if the person was in active duty at the end of the war and if his unit was captured when the war ended they made him sign the oath before they would let him go - for what that's worth. (One of my other g-g-fathers was in Richmond,
Va at the end of the war and he had to sign the oath there before they would release him. That little bit of trivia was in his application for a pension after the war.)
I do know that the relative I found in this Book of Register had been discharged in 1862 as being too old to serve, so I'm assuming he then went home and wasn't in service when the war ended.
Don't know if any of this helps you or not, but good luck.
> Libby - thank you so much for your suggestions - I was not even aware that
> there were "Books of Register"
> Thanks again - Dot
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