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The Southern Mind Under Union Rule – The Diary of James Rumley, Beaufort, North Carolina, 1862-1865 - Florida Scholarship Online
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The Southern Mind Under Union Rule: The Diary of James Rumley, Beaufort, North Carolina, 1862-1865

Judkin Browning


James Rumley was the 48-year-old, well-educated, Clerk of the Carteret County Court when the Union forces arrived in his hometown of Beaufort on March 25, 1862. He began a diary at the moment of Union occupation and continued to keep the diary until August 1865, when civil authority was returned to local white residents. Rumley maintained a decidedly secessionist view from the very beginning of Union occupation. In fact, he was unique, because he was a staunch Confederate who nevertheless befriended Union agents, hid his pro-secessionist feelings, and was able to stay within Union lines at a t ... More

Keywords: military occupation, reconstruction, emancipation, freedmen, racism, Unionism, USCT, Burnside, buffaloes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813037288
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813037288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judkin Browning, author
Appalachian State University

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