Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
History of Emancipation:
Gen. David Hunter and General Orders No. 7
Erected 2008 by Georgia Historical Society and Sam. (Marker Number 25-32.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 1.635′ N, 80° 53.563′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldier of Liberty (a few steps from this marker); Sheltering Crown (a few steps from this marker); Cisterns of the Construction Village (a few steps from this marker); The Waving Girl (a few steps from this marker); Freedom Ahead! (a few steps from this marker); Quest for Freedom (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Guarding the Door (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bustling Village (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
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1. General Order No. 7, NPS excerpt. "The three States of Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, comprising the military department of the south, having deliberately declared themselves no longer under the protection of the United States of America, and having taken up arms against the said United States, it becomes a military necessity to declare them under martial law. This was accordingly done on the 25th day of April, 1862. Slavery and martial law in a free country are altogether incompatible; the persons in these three States — Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina— (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Gen. David Hunter. David Hunter (July 21, 1802 – February 2, 1886) was a Union general in the American Civil War. He achieved fame by his unauthorized 1862 order (immediately rescinded) emancipating slaves in three Southern states and as the president of the military commission trying the conspirators involved with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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