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Millard Fillmore|Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis Writes President Fillmore, Recommending for Promotion Future Major General David Hunter, On Whose Head He Would Later Place a Bounty Promoted by Davis, Hunter would ravage the South, form the first unit of Black soldiers from the occupied south, and issued General Orders 11, freeing the slaves in 3 Southern states. Promoted by Davis, Hunter would ravage the South, form the first unit of Black soldiers from the occupied south, and issued General Orders 11, freeing the slaves in 3 Southern states.
14/09/1850. A country torn apart, brought home to Jefferson Davis; A rare letter from Davis to a sitting president; Ex-Sang CollectionDavid Hunter followed the course of many successful antebellum military careers. He went to West Point, served in the Mexican War with General Taylor, and received a recommendation for advancement after success there. In 1850, he approached a military superior with whom he had served, Senator Jefferson Davis of Mississippi, to recommend him to fill a military position being created by Act of Congress. So did Senator Davis appeal directly to Fillmore, unknowingly beginning a long and distinguished career for future General Hunter that would end with him burning sections of the South and attempting to free the slaves in portions of the South.Hunter was friends with Abraham Lincoln and corresponded with him on the subject of slavery and emancipation. Soon after the firing on Fort Sumter, Hunter was promoted to Colonel of the 3rd U.S. Cavalry, but three days later his political connection to the Lincoln administration bore fruit and he was appointed the fourth-ranking brigadier general of volunteers, commanding a brigade in the Department of Washington. He was wounded in the neck and cheek while commanding a division under Irvin McDowell at the First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861. In August he was promoted to Major General of volunteers, and was later appointed as commander of the Western Department on November 2, 1861, after John C. Frémont was famously relieved of command due to his attempt to emancipate the slaves of rebellious slave ho … [Click Below for Full Description]
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