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Radical Rule: Military Outrage in Georgia, 1868 (SMC 95)

Scope and Content

This small collection consists of one folder with the manuscript, Radical Rule: Military Outrage in Georgia. Arrest of Columbus Prisoners: Facts Connected with Their Imprisonment and ReleaseRadical Rule provides a background sketch of the 1868 murder of George W. Ashburn in Columbus, Georgia and the trial that followed.  Included are the proceedings of the Military Commission that convened at McPherson Barracks, Atlanta, Georgia in June of 1868.  Ashburn was a local Republican, known as a radical Scalawag.  Many historians speculate that the Ashburn murder marked the introduction of the Ku Klux Klan into Georgia's political system.  This manuscript was originally numbered MC 078 by the Columbus Public Library before its transfer to the CSU Archives in October 2013 when the public library closed their archival collection.

1868                                 1 folder (.1 l.f.)

Provenance

This collection was donated by the director of the Columbus Public Library in October, 2013.


Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Radical Rule collection must be obtained from the Columbus state University Archives. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required;

Radical Rule: Military Outrage in Georgia, 1868 (SMC 95)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus State University
Columbus, Georgia


Folder List

Folder 1 – Radical Rule: Military Outrage in Georgia. Arrest of Columbus Prisoners: Facts Connected with Their Imprisonment and Release, 1868