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The Great Reconstructor: General E. R. S. Canby and Second Military District


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This article looks at Brigadier General and Brevet Major General E.R.S. Canby's role as commander of the second of five military districts that made up the former Confederate states during the period of Reconstruction, as well as the reaction to his command by the people of that district. Appointed by the U.S. Attorney General to replace Major General Daniel E. Sickles, Canby was to be intimately involved in the important work of reconstruction in his district, consisting of North and South Carolina, and his actions and decisions would shape the process of reconstruction as well as both states' readmission to the Union.
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