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Letter: Albany, Georgia, to John Randolph Lewis, Albany, Georgia, 1868 Oct. 1

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Type: Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: Raushenberg, Christian
Title: Letter: Albany, Georgia, to John Randolph Lewis, Albany, Georgia, 1868 Oct. 1
Date: 1868 Oct. 1
Description: On October 1, 1868, Georgia Freedmen's Bureau agent Christian Raushenberg writes to the assistant inspector general for the Georgia Bureau at that time, John Randolph Lewis in Atlanta. (On October 16, 1868 Lewis was to take over the office of commissioner from Caleb C. Sibley). In his letter Raushenberg expresses concern for the package of affidavits and the private letter he sent to Brevet Major O.H. Howard at the National Hotel in Atlanta. Raushenberg asks Lewis to be sure that the package he sent arrived and was secure, and reiterates his request that the private letter he wrote to O.H. Howard, containing his synopsis and personal evaluation of the Camilla incident, remain private. He states concern over the subjective nature of his evaluation, as well as concern for the safety of himself and his family as they continue to reside in the area of the incident, as reasons for which it should not be published. Lastly, Raushenberg states that when troops are sent to Camilla, it will not be necessary for Lewis to send a surgeon as Raushenberg himself will be able to function in that capacity.

Document ID: cam015.

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--Public opinion | Freedmen--Georgia--Violence against | Public opinion--Georgia | Political violence--Georgia--Camilla | Lewis, John Randolph | 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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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