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 can be reached from Islands Expressway (U.S. 80), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. At Fort Pulaski National Monument, Visitors Center. Marker is in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Cisterns of the Construction Village (a few steps from this marker); The Waving Girl (a few steps from this marker); Quest for Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Cockspur Island Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wesley (1703-1791) (within shouting distance of this marker); Immortal Six Hundred (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burial Sites of Immortal 600 (about 400 feet away); A Changing Landscape (about 500 feet away). 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, 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— heretofore held as slaves, are therefore declared forever free." (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Gen. David Hunter (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Forts, Castles • Military • Notable Events • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,847 times since then and 54 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 North Arlington, 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.