More On Jn. Zachariah Hudgens

bacharltonoriginally submitted this to Fromme Family Treeon 15 Jan 2011Category Type: Document / CertificateDocument is signed by Signed by Edward H. East who was the Tennessee Secretary of State, "By Order of Brig. Gen. Andrew Johnson" who was then Military Governor of Tennessee. Both East and Johnson were opposed to secession.Transcription of text in documentSigned 17 Jun 1862 in Cheatham County, Tennessee. From Wikipedia.org: "During the American Civil War, political prisoners and prisoners of war were often released upon taking an "oath of allegiance". Lincoln's Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction featured an oath to 'faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the union of the States thereunder' as a condition for a Presidential pardon."

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