During the Civil War, Confederate political prisoners and prisoners of war could be released on taking an "Oath of Allegiance." Signed by Thomas H. Barnes, County Clerk (see also 1860 U.S. Census) and J[ohn] W. Bourne, Presiding Judge of the County. The two who swore the Oath of Alligiance were William Holloway and Richard G. Burton. Once the 1863 draft registrations began, he was added to the list as being in the 8th Congressional District of Kentucy (the records for the 8th did not survive though the others in the 1st to the 9th did). He was never drafted.. We also know he was married too Amelia Holloway in 1832.