David Hunter (1802-1886)

David Hunter, a major general in the Union Army, was known as "Black Dave." In 1862 he took over the Department of the South and abolished slavery in the department. President Lincoln repudiated this act, announcing that Hunter had exceeded his authority. Hunter then raised the first African-American regiment, the 1st South Carolina. The Confederacy threatened him with death if captured. After Lincoln's assassination Hunter served as president of the group that tried the conspirators.

Date:
1862 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES27902
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1058px
Width:
728px
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