Civil War - Document

Civil War - Document

Name: Document
Description: Amnesty Oath, February 10, 1866, Helena, Arkansas, taken by Thomas C. Anderson. After the war, Southern soldiers lost all privileges granted by the U.S. Constitution. In order to regain these privileges, the former soldier had to take an Amnesty Oath. Taking the oath, the former soldiers had to pledge support to the U. S. Constituton, and support of all laws in reference to the emancipation of slaves.
Maker: Government of the United States
Date Made: 1866
How Acquired: Museum Purchase
Category: Civil War


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