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The History of Emancipation: - GHS 25-32 - Chatham Co., GA
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N 32° 01.628 W 080° 53.550
17S E 510150 N 3543448
Quick Description: Located behind the visitors center at of Fort Pulaski National Monument, off U.S. 80 east of Savannah, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/3/2008 6:40:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM4KR5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 22

Long Description:
The History of Emancipation:
Gen. David Hunter and general Order No. 7


On April 13, 1862, following the Union capture of Ft. Pulaski during the Civil War, Maj. Gen. David Hunter issued General order No. 7 freeing those enslaved at the fort and on Cockspur Island. Hunter, an abolitionist advocated the enlistment of black solders in the Union Army, ordered freedmen subject to military service. Not yet committed to a comprehensive plan of emancipation, President Abraham Lincoln overturned the orders. However, Hunter’s orders were a precursor to Lincoln’s own Emancipation Proclamation, formally issued January 1, 1863, and the establishment of the Bureau of Clored Troops on May 22 1863. Local African-American units included the 103rd Regiment USCT, which serviced at Ft. Pulaski 1865-1866.

2008.5 Erected by The Georgia Historical Society and Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 25-32


Type of Marker: Monument

Marker #: GHS 25-32

Date: 2008

Sponsor: Not listed

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