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Letter: [Albany, Georgia], to Colonel John Randolph Lewis, Atlanta, Georgia, 1868 Spet. 20

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Creator: Howard, O. H.
Title: Letter: [Albany, Georgia], to Colonel John Randolph Lewis, Atlanta, Georgia, 1868 Spet. 20
Date: 1868 Sept. 20
Description: On September 20, 1868, the day after the initial outbreak of violence between whites and freedmen in Camilla, Albany agent Brevet Major O.H. Howard writes to assistant inspector general for the Georgia Freedman's Bureau, Colonel John Randolph Lewis regarding the affair. He says he has sent a Mr. Schlotfeldt to Atlanta with the accounts of the affair as he himself does not feel the current climate of tension between the whites and the freedmen permits him to leave his post. Though he adds, that without the support of troops, there may be little he can do for long to stop further violence, and states that if necessary he will put the safety of himself and his family first. He concludes by saying that a doctor is attending to the wounded.

Document ID: cam016.

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 | Medical assistance | Reconstruction--Georgia | Political violence--Georgia--Camilla | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Politics and government | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Race relations | 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