Civil War Index

Amnesty Oaths
Compiled by Robert L. Bailey

These Civil War Amnesty Oaths, are from the Roane County Loose papers.


Sample Oath:

I George G. HARDIN do Solemnly Swear in the presence of Almighty God that I will henceforth faithfully support protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States thereunder and that I will in like manner abide by and faithfully support all acts of Congress passed during the existing Rebellion with reference to Slaves so long and so far as not repealed modified or held void by Congress or by decision of the Supreme Court and that I will in like manner abide by and that I will in like manner abide by and faithfully support all proclamations of the President made during the existing rebellion having reference to Slaves so long and so far as not modified or declared void by decision of the Supreme Court so help me God.

George G. HARDIN

Sworn & Subscribed this 22nd day of Nov. 1865

James M. STURGES, Clk., Roane Co. Court

Person Taking Oath Date
ALEXANDER, Samuel L. 18 Sep 1865
ALEXANDER, Wm. L. 18 Sep 1865
BRITT, Brownlow 10 Aug 1865
DUNCAN, Henry C. 09 Sep 1865
GALLAHER, T.J. 08 Nov 1865
HARDIN, George G. 22 Nov 1865
LEWIS, J.W. 19 Dec 1865
NETHERY, J. Smith 19 Jun 1865
NETHERY, W.F. 19 Jun 1865
ROSE, William 20 Mar 1866
WALLING, William 31 Jul 1865
WATTS, John 13 Dec 1865
WHIT, John S. 1865(?)
WILSON, Jas. H. 1865(?)
WILSON, W.T. 1865(?)
YATES, James 01 Mar 1866