In this document signed on June 10, 1865, Wilson M. Cary, a former captain in the Confederate army, pledges to "faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United Sates, and the Union of the States thereunder." By signing this oath Cary was granted amnesty for his actions during the Civil War. The document, issued by the Provost Marshal's office in Charlestown, Virginia (later West Virginia), specifies that the signee must recognize and support all acts of Congress and proclamations by the president concerning the status of former slaves.
Citation: Wilson Miles Cary Memorial Collection, 1820–1914. Accession #1415. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.