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Affidavit of Howard Bunts: Dougherty County, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 23

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Type: Affidavits | Text
Creator: Howard, O. H.
Title: Affidavit of Howard Bunts: Dougherty County, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 23
Date: 1868 Sept. 23
Description: In the affidavit taken on September 23, 1868, Howard Bunts, a 19-year-old carpenter and freedman, gives his account of September 19, 1868 to O.H. Howard, sub-assistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau in Georgia. Bunts' account of the day, a day notable due to violence in Camilla, Georgia between freedmen together with Republicans and the white townspeople who opposed them, emphasizes the events leading up to the initial disturbance in front of the Camilla courthouse. Bunts is an important witness, as he was playing the fife on the bandwagon targeted by James Johns, the intoxicated Camilla resident who fired the first shots in the incident.

Document ID: cam011.

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 | Bunts, Howard | 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:cam011

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