• Creator
  • Howard, O. H
  • Created Date
  • 1868-09-20
  • 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... more
    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. 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. Local identification number: cam017. less
  • Format
  • 7 pages/leaves
  • Rights
  • Http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
    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