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Letter: Freedman's Bureau, Subdistrict Headquarters, Albany, Georgia, to Colonel John Randolph Lewis, Atlanta, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 20

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Creator: Howard, O. H.
Title: Letter: Freedman's Bureau, Subdistrict Headquarters, Albany, Georgia, to Colonel John Randolph Lewis, Atlanta, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 20
Date: 1868 Sept. 20
Description: Writing on September 20, 1868 to Colonel John Randolph Lewis, assistant inspector general for the Georgia Freedman's Bureau in Atlanta, Albany agent Brevet Major O.H. Howard details the ongoing incidents that began the afternoon before at a Republican political rally in front of the courthouse in Camilla. He retells several freedmen's accounts of violence perpetrated against themselves and others by whites, and includes in his letter a list of names of those killed and wounded, both freedmen and whites. Adding a personal tone to the letter, Howard describes the disheartening effect that the events have had on him, and his feelings about the inadequacy of his office in dealing with such matters. He says that Dr. Christian Raushenberg has attended to the wounded, states his intention to collect affidavits the next day, and finally, requests that an additional officer be sent to assist.

Document ID: cam017.

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: Republican Party (Ga.)--History--19th century | Republican Party (Ga.)--Public opinion | United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands | Freedmen--Georgia--Political activity | Freedmen--Georgia--Violence against | Public opinion--Georgia | Reconstruction--Georgia | Political violence--Georgia--Camilla | Georgia--Race relations | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Politics and government | 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