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Civil War Documents
37th Virginia P.O.W. Oath of Allegiance from Fort Delaware P.O.W. Camp
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Here is a scarce document from the end of the Civil War. This is an original paper given to a Confederate soldier when he was released from the P.O.W. Cap at Fort Delaware, Delaware. The paper was pre-printed on paper that measures 8 inches by 5 inches in overall size. These papers were given so the soldier could prove that they had surrendered and allowed them to travel through the lines. That is why you see them folded, because they had to carry them with them as they traveled. This one was issued at Fort Delaware on June 20th 1865 and was given to Charles C. McElyea who had served with Company C., of the 37th Virginia Infantry. The records show that McElyea enlisted on March 5th 1862 as a private in the 37th Virginia. He was captured at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12th 1864. The regiment started out with 864 men in December of 1861 and when they surrendered at Appomattox there were only 2 officer and 39 enlistedmen left. This is a great document of a Confederate fighting man from Virginia.

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