Letter to the Editor, Oath of Officers, Responding to Mackubin Owens' General of the Lost Cause

Seth Barrett Tillman, Letter to the Editor, Oath of Officers, 15(3) Claremont Review of Books 11, Summer 2015

8 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2015 Last revised: 21 Aug 2015

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Seth Barrett Tillman

National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 26, 2015

Abstract

Seth Barrett Tillman, Letter to the Editor, Oath of Officers, 15(3) Claremont Review of Books 11, Summer 2015.

My letter comments on Mackubin Thomas Owens’ article: 'General of the Lost Cause' from the prior Spring 2015 issue. Owens argues that former-Union officers, who resigned from the Union armed forces and then fought for the Confederacy, violated the oaths to uphold the U.S. Constitution. I argue that their resignation (arguably) discharged their prior oaths.

Suggested Citation

Tillman, Seth Barrett, Letter to the Editor, Oath of Officers, Responding to Mackubin Owens' General of the Lost Cause (June 26, 2015). Seth Barrett Tillman, Letter to the Editor, Oath of Officers, 15(3) Claremont Review of Books 11, Summer 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2623473

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