State of North Carolina
Mitchell Co. November 19th 1862
the oath of Wm W Buchanan
he Swars he never sined his
name to no roll nor was never
musterd in to Service But when
was Sworn was just Sworn with
a squad and was in no line and
was Sitting down and then was
releesed by giving way and not
running for office all the rest of them
in a few days after all the rest
was called upon to organnize the
company after organizeing they was
then called uppon to enroll ther
names which they did under the
oath then in a short time after was
notified to be mustered in to
Service for Which Wm W Buchanan
never was notified to be mustered
in to Service nor to sine his
name under no oath nor to no
muster toll which he never did
sworn to [??][??] us this day
W. C. Green JP {seal}

S. M. Green JP {seal}
[page 2]
Govenor Z B Vance after
my best Respects to you
I can Inform you that
Received your letter of Oct
the 28 1862 Which you give my
Case in Which I wil give you
Some proof of the case if I
could of got to Cap Keener [1]
I could send you the
Same proof as my own oath
or Cap Bowman [2] if there 
Evidence is kneeded I
Will try and get there Evedenc
Gov Vance is not that I
Want to Sheark out of the Servis
for I am Willing to go in
to the Servis of my Country
but I Want to in like [???]
man I dont Want to be made
dog of for [??] [???] against
mee for Exerciseing a free
[????] [??] [??] [????]
[????] Wm W Buchanan

Please to mee me a reply
as as possible

  1. Capt. John C. Keener of the 58th NC Inf.
  2. Capt. Jacob W. Bowman of the 58th NC Inf.
November 19, 1862


Co. K, 58th North Carolina Infantry; later, Union Co. C, 13th TN Cavalry


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
August, 2010
Proof Date: 
Also signed by W. C. Green and S. M Green, who may have been Justices of the Peace.

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