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The Freedmen's Bureau Online

Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Tennessee
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1869
National Archives Microfilm Publication M999, roll 34
"Reports of Outrages, Riots and Murders, Jan. 15, 1866 - Aug. 12, 1868"

Affidavits regarding the 1866 Memphis Riot

Before me personally appeared the undersigned Joseph Carlton and being duly sworn deposes as follows.

My name is Joseph Carlton I live on Vance Street near Hernando St. in the city of Memphis, Tenn. On the 2" day of May 1866 during the riot in the city of Memphis my brother a discharged soldier was shot and killed by some unknown person or persons and robbed (illegible) of the sum of $60.00. I know he had the money for I gave it to him myself the day before to go to Mississippi to see his family.

His name was Robert Carlton. A young man who was clerk in the ?Sutters Store of my regiment told me he saw him a short time after he was killed.

Joseph (X) Carlton

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 16th day of May 1866.
Signed M. Walsh
Capt. and A. A. A. Genl.
and Prov. Mar. Freed.