Colonel W.H. Righter of Ripley County, Missouri

Some say he was never a Colonel but why would the state not certify the election results when he was first elected a state representative following the Civil War? Simple, he was “disinfranchized” after the war because he refused to take the Oath of Allegiance. Why would he refuse to take the Oath of Allegiance? Because he was a Confederate.Ā  Perhaps a partisan but a Confederate none the less. From the Missouri Historical Review, Vol. XI , Oct, 1916- July 1917 pgs 240-241:

 

 

 

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