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Newspaper clipping from Albany Semi-Weekly News: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 22

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Title: Newspaper clipping from Albany Semi-Weekly News: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 22
Date: 1868 Sept. 22
Description: This is a newspaper clipping of an article that appeared in the Albany Semi-Weekly News in Albany, Georgia on Sept. 22, 1868. Written on the Camilla Riot, an incident that occurred in Camilla, Georgia on September 19, 1868 when Republicans together with freedmen came to Camilla to hold a political rally and were met with violent opposition from the townspeople, the article presents the details of the riot as given by Sheriff Mumford S. Poore. This version, which was approved by the Georgia legislature as the "official account" differs from many of the other accounts documented by Freedmen's Bureau subassistant commissioner O.H. Howard on several points. It represents the group of freedmen as being "mostly armed," and portrays them as having violent intentions, statements that are not corroborated by the other affidavits, and claims that James Johns misfired his gun into the ground, an act which induced more than a hundred freedmen to "fire a volley into the whites that were present, wounding three severely, and several others slightly." The article states that 20 whites returned fire, and the freedmen fled.

Document ID: cam005.

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: African Americans--Georgia--History--19th century | African Americans--Georgia--Social conditions--To 1964 | Albany semi-weekly news | Freedmen--Georgia--Political activity | Freedmen--Georgia--Violence against | Reconstruction--Georgia | Political violence--Georgia--Camilla | Dougherty County (Ga.)--Race relations | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Race relations | Dougherty County (Ga.)--Politics and government | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Politics and government | Camilla (Ga.) | Dougherty County (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:cam005

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