Captain Samuel Rosamond fought for the Swamp Fox. In his Will, he lets his slave, Will, chose his master. The Rosamond family fled Ireland, and owned plantations all thru the South. ‘Gone With The Wind’ is fiction. “And whereas, Negro Will, by his late mistress’ will, at my death has the privilege of choosing his master or mistress amongst my children. When he has made his choice and that one child has confirmed his choice, he shall then be valued by Sovorin appraisers, and that child shall take him as so much of their lawful divide, and whereas William Pyle and his wife was given their choice of the two Negro girls that they have yet the same privilege allowed them, the other girl shall be accounted as part of the undivided estate.”
The Frémont Emancipation was part of a military proclamation issued by Major GeneralJohn C. Frémont (1813–1890) on August 30, 1861 in St. Louis, Missouri during the early months of the American Civil War. The proclamation placed the state of Missouri under martial law and decreed that all property of those bearing arms in rebellion would be confiscated, including slaves, and that confiscated slaves would subsequently be declared free. It also imposed capital punishment for those in rebellion against the federal government.
Frémont, a career army officer, frontiersman and politician, was in command of the military Department of the West from July 1861 to October 1861. Although Frémont claimed his proclamation was intended only as a means of deterring secessionists in Missouri, his policy had national repercussions, potentially setting a highly controversial precedent that the Civil War would be a war of liberation.
For President Abraham Lincoln the…
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