anized society; dark desolation lay in its wake.
It was not the negroes alone who were so thoroughly shaken up and driven hither and thither by the storms of war. Those named in the South the poor whites, especially of the mountain regions of Georgia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, were included.
These had all along been greatly divided in their allegiance — some for the Union, and some for the Confederacy.
Family and neighborhood feuds, always indigenous and contagious there, natus, at Ship Island, in the winter of 1861 and 1862 issued an emancipation pronunciamento, which brought upon him severe newspaper and other censure.
General David Hunter, later, May 9, 1862, from Hilton Head, declared in orders for the States of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina: That persons heretofore held as slaves are therefore declared forever free.
The therefore was based on what appeared to him a self-evident proposition: Slavery and martial law in a free country were altogether in