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The Southern Mind Under Union Rule: The Diary of James Rumley, Beaufort, North Carolina, 1862-1865 (New Perspectives on the History of the South) Hardcover – September 27, 2009


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“Carefully recounts the breaking down of the old social order maintained between blacks and whites in coastal North Carolina from a Confederate point of view.”—Civil War Books and Authors

"This skillfully edited journal does an outstanding job of showing us how a zealous Confederate literally processed and reconfigured the war through his own cultural and political assumptions."--Peter S. Carmichael, author of The Last Generations: Young Virginians in Peace, War, and Reunion

"Offers a rare glimpse into the mind of an ardent Confederate sympathizer living under Union control."--Richard M. Reid, author of Freedom for Themselves

 

James Rumley was nearly fifty years old when the Civil War reached the remote outer banks community of Beaufort, North Carolina. Comfortably employed as clerk of the Superior Court of Carteret County, he could only watch as a Union fleet commanded by General Ambrose Burnside snaked its way up the Neuse River in March 1862 and took control of the area.

In response to laws enacted by occupying forces, Rumley took the Oath of Allegiance, stood aside as his beloved courthouse was used for pro-Union rallies, and watched helplessly as friends and neighbors had their property seized and taken away. In public, Rumley appeared calm and cooperative, but behind closed doors he poured all his horror, disgust, and outrage into his diary.

Safely hidden from the view of military authority, he explained in rational terms how his pledge of allegiance to the invading forces was not morally binding and expressed his endless worry over seeing former slaves emancipated and empowered. This constantly surprising diary provides a rare window onto the mind of a Confederate sympathizer under the rule of what he considered to be an alien, unlawful, and "pestilent" power.

 

 

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Judkin Browning is assistant professor of military history at Appalachian State University.

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