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Affidavit of Goliath Kendrick: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 23

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Type: Affidavits | Text
Creator: Howard, O. H.
Title: Affidavit of Goliath Kendrick: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 23
Date: 1868 Sept. 23
Description: Goliath Kendrick, a twenty-four-year-old freedman and a worker on the Orr plantation in Mitchell County, tells of his survival of the Camilla riot in his affidavit given to Freedmen's Bureau subassistant commissioner O.H. Howard in Albany, Georgia on Sept. 23, 1868. The Camilla Riot took place when Republicans together with freedmen came to Camilla, Georgia on September 19, 1868 and were met there with violent opposition from the townspeople. Kendrick, along with four or five others from the Orr plantation, joined the Republicans and freedmen in the procession to Camilla that day. He states that neither he nor the others were anticipating any violence, though he clearly saw James Johns fire the shots when the incident began. He and his friends fled quickly with the other freedmen, but he seperated from them and went home through the woods to the Orr plantation. His friends did not survive.

Document ID: cam027.

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 | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Politics and government | Goliath, Kendrick | 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