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1863

Judkin Browning

in The Southern Mind Under Union Rule

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780813037288
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813041773 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813037288.003.0003
1863

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Rumley describes the continuation of the Union military occupation and wartime reconstruction policy in the region. He discusses the emancipation proclamation's effects, and talks about the enlistment of African American soldiers (USCT) in the region. Steeped in his own racism, Rumley discusses the many “abuses” that he feels local white civilians are subjected to at the hands of their oppressive occupiers. He also relates various captures of blockade runners and confiscation of civilian properties. Rumley discusses the arrival of deserters in the region and the enlistment of local whites into the Union army, referred to as “buffaloes,” complicating the nature of Unionism.

Keywords: military occupation; reconstruction; emancipation; freedmen; racism; Unionism; USCT; confiscation; buffaloes

Chapter.  21980 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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