Help with documenting the Confederate Home Guard Oath of Allegiance (Allegiance to the Confederacy)

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Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to show that one of my older (63-yr-old) ancestors actually gave an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy, not to the Union in 1863 after he joined the Hunt County Home Guard. It is recorded on his transcribed (1920?) official record. I have contacted Texas Archives in an effort to determine if this Oath was regularly administered to new volunteers. Any of you have experience with this phantom Oath? Thanks in advance for any information.
 

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Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to show that one of my older (63-yr-old) ancestors actually gave an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy, not to the Union in 1863 after he joined the Hunt County Home Guard. It is recorded on his transcribed (1920?) official record. I have contacted Texas Archives in an effort to determine if this Oath was regularly administered to new volunteers. Any of you have experience with this phantom Oath? Thanks in advance for any information.
if this Oath was regularly administered to new volunteers.
It was in North Carolina in 1861. I would think all Confederate Volunteers would swear allegiance to their State, and the southern Confederacy.
 
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Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to show that one of my older (63-yr-old) ancestors actually gave an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy, not to the Union in 1863 after he joined the Hunt County Home Guard. It is recorded on his transcribed (1920?) official record. I have contacted Texas Archives in an effort to determine if this Oath was regularly administered to new volunteers. Any of you have experience with this phantom Oath? Thanks in advance for any information.
Have you checked Confederate carded records at Fold3 for any records related to your ancestor? If you dont mind sharing his name and town/county of residence, some of us are pretty good at finding obscure records and happy to take a look.
 
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Have you checked Confederate carded records at Fold3 for any records related to your ancestor? If you dont mind sharing his name and town/county of residence, some of us are pretty good at finding obscure records and happy to take a look.
I would sincerely appreciate any help! I have his card info and I am happy to share it:

Ephriam Hopkins, b. ca. 1800, Fleming County, KY; d. 17 Mar 1863 (shot on his front porch--so family legend says!)

From his military muster roll card--

"Name: Hopkins, E., Pvt.
Comm. Off: Titsworth, C.G., Capt.
Organ: Cav. Co., for local and special defense; CSA.
Enlist: Oct. 3-63 for the War in Hunt Cty.
Disch:
Descript: Age: 63 Yrs.
Remarks: R&F 46; Co. organized under Genl. E. K. Smith's order No. 42 for local and special defense and under Acts of Au. 31-61
& O. 13-62 to operate within the sub-military district of Genl. H. E. McCullough's; Co. enlarged Oct. 17-63; Oath of
Allegiance with roll; 1 MR dtd. Oct. 17-63."

This is from "Texas, Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900; Civil War-Abstracts of Muster Rolls>Surname>Hopkins-Hunt"

Thank you again your for your offer to help!
 

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I would sincerely appreciate any help! I have his card info and I am happy to share it:

Ephriam Hopkins, b. ca. 1800, Fleming County, KY; d. 17 Mar 1863 (shot on his front porch--so family legend says!)

From his military muster roll card--

"Name: Hopkins, E., Pvt.
Comm. Off: Titsworth, C.G., Capt.
Organ: Cav. Co., for local and special defense; CSA.
Enlist: Oct. 3-63 for the War in Hunt Cty.
Disch:
Descript: Age: 63 Yrs.
Remarks: R&F 46; Co. organized under Genl. E. K. Smith's order No. 42 for local and special defense and under Acts of Au. 31-61
& O. 13-62 to operate within the sub-military district of Genl. H. E. McCullough's; Co. enlarged Oct. 17-63; Oath of
Allegiance with roll; 1 MR dtd. Oct. 17-63."

This is from "Texas, Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900; Civil War-Abstracts of Muster Rolls>Surname>Hopkins-Hunt"

Thank you again your for your offer to help!
Happy to take a look. Is his first name properly spelled Ephriam or Ephraim ?
 
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Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to show that one of my older (63-yr-old) ancestors actually gave an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy, not to the Union in 1863 after he joined the Hunt County Home Guard. It is recorded on his transcribed (1920?) official record. I have contacted Texas Archives in an effort to determine if this Oath was regularly administered to new volunteers. Any of you have experience with this phantom Oath? Thanks in advance for any information.
Wanted to update this. I was able to find a record of the Oath taken by my ancestor plus all the other men in this unit. My thanks go out to the Texas State Archives. They came through for me!!!!!
 

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