The Number of the Slaves Freed in the South, Their Disposition by the Federal Forces During the Civil War

The Number of the Slaves Freed in the South, Their Disposition by the Federal Forces During the Civil War

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...against their wishes. This hurt the worX of the superintendents as the darkiee began to look upon all Northerners with distrust. General Gillmore succeeded General Hunter1 and he, in turn, was succeeded by General Saxton; than came Brannan, later, General Mitchell and then Gen gNorth American Review. 101:17; I. w. Pearson, op. cit.. 137. 8_2._," Sc 1, 61200,201. ibid, r 3; 1; 6223: Totbid, s. ir 6:251$. E. w. Pearson, _op. cit.. pp. 38, 96. 7iE. w. Pearson, j j. cit., p. 193. eral Saxton again. Ta Ganeral Foster commanded in 1861 and General Howard in 1865,3 General Saxton had not been the senior general during much of this tine for he was made a Brigadier-General of Volunteers "to take possession of all the plantations.... " and to "maKe such rules and regulations for the cultivation of the land for protection, employment, and government of the inhabitants as circumstances may seam to require," subject only to orders from the secretary of war and the Major-General commanding. In 1865 he was made "Inspector General" with control over all negro affairs from Key west to Charleston and thirty miles inland. The introduction of the first civil law in years was iue to him as aas well as many other measures that were taken." jThe land was at last to be sold by order of the President for taxes.i The United States Direct Tax Commission auctioned the land off but the first sale amounted to almost nothing probably on account of the large lots into which it was divided and because many thought that it would be given later to the negroes without payment. The second sale gave the whites about one-half of all sold and found a few larky purchasers. This time the land was sold more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236906284
  • 9781236906281