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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Forts and Castles Military • Notable Events • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 13, 1863.
Location. 32° 1.635′ N, 80° 53.563′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Islands Expressway (U.S. 80), on the left when traveling east. At Fort Pulaski National Monument, Visitors Center. 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); Guarding the Door (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bustling Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Cockspur Island Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
Also see . . .
1. General Order No. 7, NPS excerpt. "The three States of 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 He achieved fame by his unauthorized 1862 order (immediately rescinded) emancipating slaves in three Southern states and as the president of the military commission trying the conspirators involved with the assassination of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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,094 times since then and 107 times this year. Last updated on November 24, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 6. submitted on March 10, 2013, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.