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:

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Rumley describes the continuation of the Union military-occupation policy in the region. He discusses the various Confederate military campaigns to try to retake the region, which mostly failed. Rumley discusses the arrival of deserters in the region and the enlistment of local whites into the Union army, referred to as “buffaloes,” further muddling our understanding of Unionism. Steeped in his own racism, he continues to rage against the privileges granted to freedmen. 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 the confiscation of civilian properties.

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

Chapter.  15341 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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