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Affidavit of William Outlaw: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 23

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Type: Affidavits | Text
Creator: Howard, O. H.
Title: Affidavit of William Outlaw: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 23
Date: 1868 Sept. 23
Description: On September 19, 1868, William Outlaw, a twenty-four-year-old carpenter and the drummer in Peter Hines's band, accompanied a procession to a Republican politcal rally in Camilla, Georgia. In Albany, Georgia, on September 23, 1868, Outlaw gives his affidavit to O.H. Howard, subassistant commissioner for the Freedmen's Bureau in Georgia. Playing in the band, Outlaw was directly targeted in the violence that broke out in front of the Mitchell County Courthouse in Camilla on September, 19, 1868. Though he attempted to shield himself with his drum, he was wounded in the chest and the hip. In spite of his wounds, he was able to escape through a field and to hide safely in the swamp the remainder of the night. In closing his affidavit Outlaw states that the freedmen did not come to Camilla with intent to do violence, that most were unarmed, and that those who had arms had only a single round of ammunition or none at all.

Document ID: cam029.

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 | Outlaw, William | 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