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Letter: Dougherty County, Georgia, to Col. O.H. Howard, [Albany?], 1868 Sept. 20

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Type: Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: Murphy, John, fl. 1868
Title: Letter: Dougherty County, Georgia, to Col. O.H. Howard, [Albany?], 1868 Sept. 20
Date: 1868 Sept. 20
Description: In this letter, John Murphy, a Republican party elector who went to Camilla September 19, 1868 to speak at a Republican meeting, writes to Colonel O.H. Howard, a sub-assistant commissioner of the Freedman's Bureau in Georgia. Dated September 20,1868, it outlines Murphy's experience of an incident that occurred the previous day. On that day he went to Camilla along with Captain F.F. Putney and W.P. Pierce, a Republican candidate for Congress from the Dougherty and Mitchell county district. In the violence that erupted between white Camilla residents who opposed the Republicans and the group of Republicans and freedmen gathered for the meeting, Murphy was struck in the head with a gun and Putney was wounded in the arm. Pierce was not hurt. At least nine of the freedmen attending the event were killed and as many as forty were wounded.

Document ID: cam002.

Digital image and transcription created by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001 of a photocopy held by DeSoto Trail Regional Library of an original record held by the National Archives.

Subjects: Republican Party (Ga.)--History--19th century | Republican Party (Ga.)--Public opinion | United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands | Freedmen--Georgia--Political activity | Public opinion--Georgia | Reconstruction--Georgia | Political violence--Georgia--Camilla | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Race relations | Howard, O. H. | Camilla (Ga.) | Mitchell County (Ga.)
Contributors: DeSoto Trail Regional Library System | United States. National Archives and Records Administration
Online Publisher: Athens, Ga. : Digital Library of Georgia, 2001
Rights and Usage: This work is the property of the University of Georgia Libraries. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching, and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.

Cite as: [title of item], United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. Records. National Archives and Records Administration, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia

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Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/zlcu/id:cam002

Related Institutions: DeSoto Trail Regional Library System
Digital Library of Georgia
United States. National Archives and Records Administration
Collection Information: Civil Unrest in Camilla, Georgia, 1868 : Reconstruction, Republicanism, and Race