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Affidavit of Daniel Howard: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 25

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Type: Affidavits | Text
Creator: Howard, O. H.
Howard, Daniel, fl. 1868
Title: Affidavit of Daniel Howard: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 25
Date: 1868 Sept. 25
Description: Daniel Howard gives this affidavit to Freedman's Bureau subassistant commissioner O.H. Howard in Albany, Georgia on September 25, 1868. In this document Daniel Howard, a twenty-year-old laborer employed by Colonel S. Montgomery in Dougherty County, Georgia, gives his account of his experience in the hands of his white captors following the Camilla Riot, an incident that occurred in Camilla, Georgia on September 19, 1868 when Republicans together with freedmen came to Camilla to hold a political rally and were met with violent opposition from the townspeople. Following the riot Daniel Howard fled to the woods but was forced to return to help white townsmen pick up the dead and wounded freedmen in a wagon and take them back to Camilla. Daniel Howard recalls that he was told by the white townsmen to take the wagon to a pond behind Dr. Dasher' s house to see if there were any survivors there, as the whites had shot twelve freedmen at this pond. Before they reached the pond, however, Daniel Howard escaped.

Document ID: cam043.

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 | 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