Sunday, July 31, 2011
She Has Not Taken the Oath
After the fall of Vicksburg to General Grant, all the citizens of the occupied city were blacklisted if they did not take the oath (to pledge their allegiance to the United States.) Their ability to conduct business, or any sort of public engagement was severely restricted until such oath was obtained.
*Photographed at the Old Courthouse Museum in Vicksburg, Mississippi