Chapter

1865

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/9780813037288.003.0005
1865

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Rumley describes the conclusion of the Union military occupation and wartime reconstruction in the region. He discusses the death of the Confederate armies and how the Union soldiers in the region react to the end of the war. Rumley writes about the transition from military rule to civilian rule, with the last of the Union troops being removed in August 1865. Steeped in his own racism, he continues to rage against the privileges granted to freedmen, especially when USCT troops are placed as garrison troops in Beaufort. Rumley discusses the many “abuses” that he feels local white civilians are subjected to at the hands of their oppressive occupiers.

Keywords: military occupation; reconstruction; freedmen; racism; Unionism; USCT

Chapter.  7317 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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