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THE KU-KLUX CONSPIRACY.
This report consists of thirteen volumes.
Volume II contains the testimony taken by the committee in relation to North Carolina, and the report of the trials in the United States circuit court held at Raleigh, North Carolina.
Volumes III, IV, and V contain testimony taken by the committee in relation to South Carolina, and the report of the trials in the United States circuit court held at Columbia, South Carolina. Index to the three volumes is contained in volume III.
Volumes VI and VII contain testimony taken by the committee in relation to Georgia. Index is contained in volume VI.
Volumes VIII, IX, and X contain testimony taken by the committee in relation to Alabama. Index is contained in volume VIII.
Volumes XI and XII contain testimony taken by the committee in relation to Mississippi. Index is contained in volume XI.
Volume XIII contains miscellaneous testimony taken by the committee, testimony in relation to Florida, and miscellaneous documents.
Page. FLOWERS, ANDREW J., (colored,) testimony of..
41-50 resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee, since 1865.
41 born in Georgia, and lived there till 1865 ; learned the trade of coopering within
the last two or three years ; elected justice of the peace August 4, 1870; two
42 visited a sister (who was teaching school at Whiteside, fourteen miles west of
Chattanooga) June 17, 1871; that night a crowd of masked men with pistols
42 made him take off his coat and vest, gave him twenty-five blows with hickories
seven or eight feet long, and made him promise to resign his office of justice of
43 was stopping at the house of Birch Overby, who had been whipped twice, the
last time within two months previous : did not know the men who whipped
44 they whipped Overby because he notified an old man that the Ku-Klux were coming, and because he had been given a job of work in preference to a white
45 the disguised men went with witness back to the house after they had whipped
him, and told him if he did not keep his promise they would kill him the next
45 the man who was killed was son-in-law of Isaac Beeson ; Beeson was after
ward whipped, and was told it was because he was getting almost too saucy 46 in January or February, 1871, Joe Coulter was whipped because he had mar
ried a white woman; about same time another man was whipped, (has since
47 a white man by the name of Brubaker was badly whipped by disguised men, because he had separated from his wife...
48 never saw band of disguised men but once; the general understanding of the
community is that the object is to intimidate voters, as they are always worst
you will be Ku-Kluxed to-night;" colored people are afraid of the Ku-Klux 48 the great mass of colored people want to vote the republican ticket..
48, 49 witness was in Chattanooga in 1866, and recollects the canvass for governor ; Mr. Etheridge, the democratic candidate, was not mobbed.
49 does not remember hearing that any democratic meeting was broken up by the militia..
49,50 thinks the democrats broke up one meeting in Chattanooga ; rather a hard
thing for a colored man to vote the democratic ticket when colored men are
50 FORREST, N. B., testimony of..
3-41 resident of Memphis, Tennessee.
3 president of two railroads, now consolidated..
4 in 1866 engaged in planting; in 1867 president of fire insurance company; in 1868 went into the railroad business.
25 concerning letter of correspondent of Cincinnati Commercial, purporting to
give an account of an interview with witness, and his statements about the
.4,5, 19, 20, 25
FORREST N. B., testimony of-Continued.
obtained a knowledge of the Ku-Klux, by some called “Pale Façes,” of a man
named Saunders, then a resident of Mississippi, and who afterward died of
zens of Southern States belonged to the organization; members of the order it
printed, but place indicated by stars where the name was to be inserted; the
to a ritual, and there were signs and pass-words; have seen the signs used for
negroes whipped for committing outrages; understood that the men who
in 1868; made application to Governor Sharkey to obtain pardon.... 19, 20
nated in Middle Tennessee ; heard of the Knights of the White Camelia, but
erally called "scalawags ;” men from the North are called “ carpet-baggers' 25
blance to copy of prescript received by him in 1867; afterwards expresses
.32, 33, 34
ing witnesses to appear before the joint select committee on alleged outrages
particulars concerning his efforts to secure the attendance of W.L. Saunders, of
..51, 52, 53
Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana ; visited editors of democratic papers,
entire South ; the people dissatisfied with the way the Government has treated
value; no intention to go back into rebellion..
holm in Charleston, and Mr. Semmes in Mobile; did not visit the troubled
killed in Madison County, 1871
killed in La Fayette County, 1871
Baker County, outrages in, (see Whipped.)
ney at law, and United States district attorney for northern district of
.210, 249, 250, 251, 252, 302
and Mr. Dickinson; colored man and child killed while going to a picnic.. 303
Ku-Klux ;' was told some of the signs and secrets by a man in Columbia