History of Emancipation:

History of Emancipation: (HM8Z0)

Location: Tybee Island, GA 31328 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 1.635', W 80° 53.563'

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Gen. David Hunter and General Orders No. 7

On April 13, 1862, following the Union capture of Ft. Pulaski during the Civil War, Maj. Gen. David Hunter issued General Orders No. 7 freeing those enslaved at the fort and on Cockspur Island. Hunter, an abolitionist advocating the enlistment of black soldiers in the Union Army, ordered freedmen subject to military service. Not yet committed to a comprehensive plan of emancipation, President Abraham Lincoln overturned the orders. However, Hunter's orders were a precursor to Lincoln's own Emancipation Proclamation, formally issued January 1, 1863, and to the establishment of the Bureau of Colored Troops on May 22, 1863. Local African-American units included the 103rd Regiment USCT, which served at Ft. Pulaski 1865-1866.
HM NumberHM8Z0
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number25-32
Year Placed2008
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and Sam
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 510130 N 3543461
Decimal Degrees32.02725000, -80.89271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 1.635', W 80° 53.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 1' 38.10" N, 80° 53' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30757 US-80, Tybee Island GA 31328, US
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