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.