HIST 2061 Chapter : Reconstruction 1865

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Special field order #15 (january 16, 1865: general william t. sherman/ ga- sherman is famous for his march in the south specifically through georgia, destroying plantations and freeing slaves. (union. Port royal experiment: 1861: us treasury department, when planters in buford and port royal fled to the interior after military invasions, the us treasury auctions off their land. Freedman who are able to buy this land will: freedmen & northern investors, northern investors will hire free men to plant cotton in port royal. Homestead act: freedman"s bureau ( of refugees, freemen, & abandoned lands) (1865) Free men work the land and planters provide the supplies such as seeds, land, and animals: planters uses credit gouging. Education: pre-war schools, st. helena"s island & the port royal experiment, st. helena enrolls 138 children and 58 adults. One of the main goals is to secure education for free people.

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