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Affidavit of F.F. Putney: Dougherty County, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 22

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Type: Affidavits | Text
Creator: Howard, O. H.
Title: Affidavit of F.F. Putney: Dougherty County, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 22
Date: 1868 Sept. 22
Description: In this affidavit dated September 22, 1868 and taken from Francis Flagg Putney, one of the Republican organizers of a rally scheduled to be held in Camilla Georgia on September 19, 1868, O.H. Howard, a sub-assistant commissioner for the Freedman's Bureau in Georgia, records Putney as corroborating fellow Republican John Murphy's account of the violence that broke out when the Republicans and the freedmen who accompanied them met with opposition from the white townspeople in Camilla. Putney adds his eyewitness account of the first shots fired to Murphy's account, as well as what he recalls of the conversation between Murphy and Sheriff Mumford S. Poore prior to the disorder in town.

Document ID: cam004.

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: Murphy, John, fl. 1868 | 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 | Putney, F. F. | 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:cam004

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