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Affidavit of John Murphy: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 22

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Type: Affidavits | Text
Creator: Howard, O. H.
Title: Affidavit of John Murphy: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 22
Date: 1868 Sept. 22
Description: On September 22, 1868, Sub-assistant Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau in Georgia, Brevet Major O.H. Howard writes this affidavit taken from John Murphy, a Republican elector and one of the organizers of the political rally that was to be held in Camilla, September 19, 1868. This affidavit is Murphy's account of the violence that broke out between freedmen who entered the town together with Republicans and the townspeople who opposed them. Murphy includes details from the events leading up to the incident, including his initial encounter with Mitchell County Sherriff Mumford S. Poore, through the incident itself and its aftermath.

Document ID: cam003.

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: Poore, Mumford | Republican Party (Ga.)--History--19th century | United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands | African Americans--Georgia--History--19th century | African Americans--Georgia--Social conditions--To 1964 | Freedmen--Georgia--Political activity | Freedmen--Georgia--Violence against | Reconstruction--Georgia | Political violence--Georgia--Camilla | Murphy, John, fl. 1868 | 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:cam003

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