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Chapter 26: Forced emancipation concluded emancipation acts of President Lincoln order of General Hunter revoked by President Lincoln one cause of our secession the time to throw off the mask at hand men United in defense of liberty called traitors conference of President Lincoln with Senators and Representativeelocity in their destructive work. Accordingly, a manifesto soon comes from the Executive on universal emancipation. On April 25, 1862, the United States Major General Hunter, occupying a position at Hilton Head, South Carolina, issued an order declaring the states of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina under martial law. On Maesponsibility, I reserve to myself, and which I can not feel justified in leaving to the decision of commanders in the field. Speaking of this order of Major General Hunter soon afterward, President Lincoln, in remarks on July 12, 1862, to the border states representatives, said: In repudiating it, I gave dissatisfaction,
proceed to the execution of the plan above indicated. For this purpose, having arrived on the Teche, a short distance above Berwick's Bay, some small boats (skiffs) and a number of sugarcoolers were collected, in which the men were embarked, Major Hunter of the Texas regiment, and Major Blair of the Second Louisiana, were placed in command, and detachments were drawn from the forces. They embarked at night, and paddled down the Teche to the Atchafalaya and Grand Lake. They had about twelve he guns of our force on the west side of the bay. At dawn on June 23d our guns opened on the gunboat and speedily drove it away. Fire was then directed on the earth-works, and the enemy attempted to reply, when a shout was heard in the rear, and Hunter with his party came rushing on. Resistance ceased at once. The spoils of Berwick's were of vast importance. Twelve thirty-two-and twenty-four-pounder guns, many small arms and accouterments, great quantities of quartermaster's and commissary's,
change of any persons who might be taken prisoners of war, upon a plan previously arranged. General Hunter, who succeeded General Fremont, on November 7th repudiated this agreement. A proposition ma made by letter relative to a few of the bestau-thenticated cases. It was announced that Major General Hunter had armed slaves for the murder of their masters, and had thus done all in his power to iages, sexes, and conditions. In a letter dated Port Royal, South Carolina, June 23, 1862, General Hunter said: It is my hope to have organized by the end of next fall, and to be able to present Brigadier General Phelps was reported to have initiated at New Orleans the example set by General Hunter in South Carolina. Brigadier General G. N. Fitch was stated in the public journals to have m next day I issued another order which, after reciting the principal facts, directed that Major General Hunter and Brigadier General Phelps should be no longer held and treated as public enemies of th
oln. I determined to send, as commissioners or agents for the informal conference, Messrs. Alexander H. Stephens, R. M. T. Hunter and John A. Campbell. A letter of commission or certificate of appointment for each was prepared by the Secretarye Confederate Congress; all those of the class who, of old, fled to the cave of Adullam, gathered themselves unto him. Hunter, in a published article on the peace commission, referring to Blair's visit to Richmond, says: He saw many old friends and have power to enforce this amendment by appropriate legislation. Very respectfully, etc., Alexander H. Stephens, R. M. T. Hunter, John A. Campbell. Thus closed the conference, and all negotiations with the government of the United States for the establishment of peace. Says Judge Campbell, in his memoranda: In conclusion, Mr. Hunter summed up what seemed to be the result of the interview: that there could be no arrangements by treaty between the Confederate States and the United St
Number of the enemy's forces in the war number of the enemy's troops from Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee cruel conduct of the war statements in 1862 statements in 1863 emancipation proclamation statements in 1864 General Hunter's proceedings near Lynchburg cruelties in Sherman's March through South Carolina. On April 25th, at Raleigh, North Carolina, General J. E. Johnston capitulated to General Sherman, as has been stated, and his army was disbanded. On May 4te sole purpose of sacking cities, consigning them to the flames, killing the unarmed inhabitants, and inflicting horrible outrages on women and children, were some of the constantly recurring atrocities of the invader. On June 19, 1864, Major General Hunter began his retreat from before Lynchburg down the Shenandoah Valley. Lieutenant General Early, who followed in pursuit, thus describes the destruction he witnessed along the route: Houses had been burned, and helpless women and children
ons before Williamsburg, 76-78. Description of Colonel Ward, 79-82. Extract from letter to J. E. Johnston concerning Drayton's brigade, 134. Campaign in Shenandoah Valley, 445-55. Account of burning of Chambersburg, 447-49. Description of Gen. Hunter's retreat down the Shenandoah, 601. Eastport (gunboat), 20. Echols, General, 447. Edith (ship), 222. Egan, Michael, 201. Ellerbe, Mrs., 601. Elliott, Colonel Stephen, Jr., 171. Elkhorn, Battle of, 39. Tavern, 40. Elzey, Gene O. O., 92, 365. Howell, Midshipman, 596-97. Huger, General, 70, 75, 82, 83, 102, 103, 104, 105, 111, 119, 120, 121-22, 124, 125, 126, 127, 130, 132, 133, 170. Lt. Thomas B., 186. Huggins, Thomas, 200. Humphreys, Benjamin G., 635, 637. Hunter, Major, 350-51. General David, 153, 445, 446, 447, 496, 500. Arming of slaves, 499. General Early's description of his retreat down the Shenandoah, 601. R. M. T., member of Confederate peace commission, 521. Report of peace commission to Davis, 52