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Letter: Washington, D.C., to Secretary of War John M. Schofield, Washington, D.C., 1868 Oct. 9

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Creator: Howard, O. O. (Oliver Otis), 1830-1909
Title: Letter: Washington, D.C., to Secretary of War John M. Schofield, Washington, D.C., 1868 Oct. 9
Date: 1868 Oct. 9
Description: On October 9, 1868, Freedmen's Bureau Commissioner Oliver Otis Howard writes to Secretary of War John M. Schofield regarding the incident in Camilla. Howard says he is forwarding the affidavits from witnesses to the incident collected by Georgia Bureau agents that he received from Georgia Assistant Commissioner Caleb C. Sibley. He also tells Schofield that Sibley has remarked on the unlikelihood of bringing the guilty parties to justice through the Mitchell County authorities. Howard says that Sibley did not comment further to him on the incident, but merely submitted the affidavits, along with a private letter from a Bureau officer in Mitchell County. The letter that Howard refers to, apparently not forwarded to Schofield, is the private synopsis of the incident that Christian Raushenberg provided to O.H. Howard upon request, which included Raushenberg's personal evaluation of factors contributing to the incident, and was forwarded through Bureau ranks to Sibley, who in turn forwarded it to O.O. Howard in Washington, D.C.

Document ID: cam007.

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--Violence against | Public opinion--Georgia | Reconstruction--Georgia | Political violence--Georgia--Camilla | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Politics and government | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Race relations | Schofield, John McAllister, 1831-1906 | 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
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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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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