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Affidavit of George Thomas, Peter Massey, Gabe Jenkins, Harrison Clements and Henry Byrd: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 26

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Type: Affidavits | Text
Creator: Howard, O. H.
Title: Affidavit of George Thomas, Peter Massey, Gabe Jenkins, Harrison Clements and Henry Byrd: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 26
Date: 1868 Sept. 26
Description: In this affidavit of George Thomas, Peter Massey, Gabe Jenkins, Harrison Clements and Henry Byrd taken in Albany, Georgia, September 26, 1868 by Freedmen's Bureau subassistant commissioner O.H. Howard, these freedmen, all employees on Francis Flagg Putney's plantation, give their account of the Camilla Riot. The riot occurred September 19, 1868, when Republicans, including Putney, together with freedmen attempted to hold a political rally in Camilla, Georgia and were met there with violent opposition from the townspeople. These men, none of them armed, state that they all saw a man advance from Maples's store and fire on the gathering. As they fled, they all saw the white townsmen with guns pursuing on horseback.

Document ID: cam024.

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--Political activity | Freedmen--Georgia--Violence against | Freedmen--Georgia--Personal narratives | Reconstruction--Georgia | Political violence--Georgia--Camilla | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Race relations | Byrd, Henry, fl. 1868 | Clements, Harrison | Jenkins, Gabe | Massey, Peter, fl. 1868 | Thomas, George, fl. 1868 | 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:cam024

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