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12 h, jan 14, 1864 y - Special Field Order 15

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Issued by General William T. Sherman as Union property, it is a strip of coastline stretching from Charleston, South Carolina, to St. John's River in Florida, Georgia's Sea Islands and the mainland thirty miles in from the coast. The order redistributed the ~400,000 acres of land to newly freed black families in forty-acre segments.

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12 h, jan 14, 1864 y
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~ 154 years ago
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