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Collection Reference Number GLC03859.11
From Archive Folder Collection of Byron E. Churchill 
Title Byron Churchill to Drazilla Churchill complaining about the number of African Americans in the South and suggesting that they should be killed to prevent them from moving North after the war
Date 24 November 1862
Author Churchill, Byron (fl. 1862-1900)  
Recipient Churchill, Drazilla  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Churchill complains of the sheer number of African Americans in the South, and shows reservations about allowing them to become free: "[I]f the nigers are free…then you will see how them Black Devils will flock for the north and I am sure we don't want them round us in the north….I believe the Union would be far better off if they would kill off every niger there is in the south."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Infantry  African American History  Slavery  Emancipation  Death  Confederate States of America  
People Churchill, Byron (fl. 1862-1900)  Churchill, Drazilla (fl. 1862-1865)  
Place written Grand Junction, Tennessee
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Mother  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Western Theater  
Civil War: Unit 15th Michigan Infantry, A company