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June 17, 1868

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, June 17, 1868 

* First KKK assassination in Georgia
* Uncommon title

The front page has a notable report titled: "The Georgia Military Outrage". This reports on the assassination of G. W. Ashburn who was a Georgia politician assassinated by the Ku Klux Klan in Columbus, Georgia for his pro-African-American sentiments. He was the first murder victim of the Klan in Georgia. The report is extensive, taking over 1 1/2 columns.
Four pages, 3 old tape mends inside, otherwise very nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War