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Letter: Atlanta, Georgia, to Major General Oliver Otis Howard, Washington, D.C., 1868 Oct. 6

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Type: Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: Sibley, Caleb Chase, 1806-1875
Title: Letter: Atlanta, Georgia, to Major General Oliver Otis Howard, Washington, D.C., 1868 Oct. 6
Date: 1868 Oct. 6
Description: In this letter, dated October 6, 1868, from the Georgia Freedmen's Bureau Assisant Commissioner, General Caleb C. Sibley in Atlanta to the Bureau's Comissioner in Washington D.C., General Oliver Otis Howard, Sibley tells Howard he is forwarding the affidavits from witnesses to the Camilla incident collected by Georgia Bureau agent Christian Raushenberg. He also forwards a report by Raushenberg and a copy of the Albany Daily News with an article pertaining to the incident. Sibley remarks on the unlikelihood of bringing the guilty parties to justice through the Mitchell County authorities and further notes that he is including a private letter from Raushenberg that is not to be published at Raushenberg's request, but may be considered as a part of the his report.

Document ID: cam008.

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: United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands | Freedmen--Georgia--Violence against | Reconstruction--Georgia | Political violence--Georgia--Camilla | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Politics and government | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Race relations | Howard, O. O. (Oliver Otis), 1830-1909 | 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:cam008

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