Oath of Allegiance with a Certificate of Release for a Prisoner of War on the reverse. Two pages adhered together, on the right side of the Allegiance Oath. "Oath and Parole" printed on the reverse of the "Certificate of Release." The Allegiance Oath has the heading "United States of America" followed by an oath filled in with "James L. Martin" and his county in Mississippi. Signed twice by James L. Martin, lower signature is scratched out. Dated 29th June 1865 with the signature of A.C. Brady, the Provost Marshall. Has Martin's physical characteristics filled in at the bottom. The "Certificate of Release" is filled in for "June 29, 1865" for "Jas L. Martin". Printed "Headquarters Point Lookout, MD" at the top. The seal with the side view of an eagle is printed on the top left side. The bottom left side is stamped "A.C. Brady/June 29, 1865/Major & Provost Marshal." Stamped on the bottom right side, "Registered at Provost Marshal's Office/Washington, DC/June 30." Part of the 2nd and 3rd lines of the release are scratched out with red lines.
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Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier