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Shifting LoyaltiesThe Union Occupation of Eastern North Carolina$
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Judkin Browning

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834688

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807877722_browning

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The Effects of Occupation on Union Soldiers

The Effects of Occupation on Union Soldiers

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(p.123) Chapter 6 The Effects of Occupation on Union Soldiers
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Shifting Loyalties
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Judkin Browning

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807877722_browning.10

This chapter retells the story of how Captain William Augustus Walker of the 27th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, an avowed abolitionist, sat inside a house in downtown New Bern and witnessed a “great buck nigger, very black and very fragrant,” with “bare feet, tattered shirt and knotted hair,” fanning the flies away from a lieutenant as he wrote. Though Walker agreed that “the flies are really tormenting and the heat is intolerable,” he declared: “I had rather endure both, than to have one of those confounded dirty niggers anywhere within twenty feet of me.” He believed that “as a class they are lazy, filthy, ragged, dishonest and confounded stupid.” Ironically, Walker had strong convictions against slavery.

Keywords:   William Augustus Walker, Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, abolitionist, New Bern

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