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Brigadier General Thomas F. Drayton, CSA to Governor Francis W. Pickens, November 18, 1861

Thomas Fenwick Drayton, detail
South Carolina Governor Francis Wilkinson Pickens asked General Thomas Fenwick Drayton to assess the local situation following the Union landings in the state around Port Royal and Beaufort, particularly concerning rumors of slave rebellions on some area plantations. Drayton assured the governor that the excitement had abated, the slave population was not in rebellion, and that panicked plantation owners who had fled on news of the invasion should return and resume their control. (By John Osborne)

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