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Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] Oath of allegiance
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 13:04:22 -0600
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My g-grandfather was captured in Jackson Hospital in Richmond, VA April 3, 1865 and held in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA. He was released on oath at Newport News, VA.

The only documentation I have on his signing the oath is from his application for a pension for service in the war.

If they were captured, I suspect they had to sign an oath before they would let them go, meaning that the Loyalty Oath is a "Union" document. Not a clue if these were kept or who might have them.

Let us know what you find out.


Rhonda Watson wrote:

> I'm trying to find an oath of allegiance signed by my Great Grandfather William G Watson from Carroll county Ga. He was in the 7th Georgia Infantry Company F. He surrendered at Appomattex Court house on 9 April 1865 and was held as a  POW.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            !
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