Oath of Allegiance For Former CONFEDERATE Soldiers

Confederate Soldier & Supporters

Oath of Allegiance


The United States of America


The Government Virginia

In order for a Confederate Soldier or Supporter to vote or to hold office after the war between the States was lost he had to show proof of allegiance to the United States. This was done by signing a sworn document and having it notarized.

Larken L. Glazebrook aka Larkin Glazebrook, was a 2nd Sergeant, Company E, 15th Infantry Regiment of the Virginia Army at the end of the CIVIL WAR.

This auction is for the "Repatriation" paper of L. W. Glazebrook. He signed it on July 7, 1865. The document states:


Richmond, Va. , July 7 1865

I ___ L. W. Glazebrook do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the union of the states tunder ; and that I will in like manner abide by and faithfully support all laws and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves. I do solemnly swear, that I will uphold and defend the Government of Virginia as restored by the Convention which assembled at Wheeling on the 11th day of June, 1861.

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