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Affidavit of Plenty Arnold: Dougherty County, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 25

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Type: Affidavits | Text
Creator: Howard, O. H.
Arnold, Plenty
Title: Affidavit of Plenty Arnold: Dougherty County, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 25
Date: 1868 Sept. 25
Description: Plenty Arnold, a 31-year-old freedman and plantation worker, gives O.H. Howard, sub-assistant comissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau in Georgia, his personal account of the events of September 19th 1868. On that day in Camilla, Georgia, violence broke out between Republicans together with freedman and the townspeople who opposed them. Arnold particularly details his fate, and that of several other freedmen, as they fled the town and were pursued by whites following the initial episode at the courthouse.

Document ID: cam010.

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 | African Americans--Georgia--History--19th century | African Americans--Georgia--Social conditions--To 1964 | Freedmen--Georgia--Personal narratives | Freedmen--Georgia--Political activity | Freedmen--Georgia--Violence against | Reconstruction--Georgia | Political violence--Georgia--Camilla | 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:cam010

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