Creator

Date Original

1865

Description

This oath of allegiance was signed at the end of the Civil War on July 19, 1865 by Stephen T. Northcutt.

Biographical/Historical Note

Stephen T. Northcutt was born on May 16, 1841 in Darlington County, South Carolina to Willian and Kesiah (Beasley) Northcutt. He enlisted as a Confederate soldier in Company B, 21st South Carolina Infantry, Hagood’s brigade, in 1861. Northcutt was wounded at the battle of Fort Wagner on Moss Island,and again in Walthall Junction. He was captured at Fort Fisher and placed in Federal prison at Elmira, New York. He signed the oath of allegiance to the United States in Elmira on July 19, 1865. Northcutt came to Lonoke County, Arkansas in 1869 where he owned a 400 acre farm, was the justice of the peace for six years, school director, and held the office of coroner for four years. He died in 1908 and is buried in Hebron Cemetery in Carlisle, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; South Carolina

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.013.005

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Stephen T. Northcutt oath, SMC.013.005

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Stephen T. Northcutt oath, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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