"A Regular War" (August 15, 1868)

Title

"A Regular War" (August 15, 1868)

Subject

Other: Negro Riot in Texas

Description

"A Regular War." The Hickman courier [Hickman, Ky.] 15 Aug. 1868: 1.

Creator

Hickman Courier

Source

The Chronicling of America: Historic American Newspapers

Publisher

Hickman Courier

Date

Aug. 15, 1868

Contributor

Shekeitha Stanley

Language

English

Type

Newspaper article

Text

A Regular War.-- It would appear from the newspaper accounts of the late negro riot in Texas, that the negroes there have recently declared war against the whites, and that the latter (including the military) have conceded to them the rights of belligerents, and granted to them the privileges and immunities usually accorded to regular forces in the field under national auspices. Pickets have been established, and flags of truce have passed between the contestants, in order that they might bury their dead. This most singular state of affairs has caused the wildest excitement to exist throughout the State, and one of the attendant rumors (generally spread) was to the effect that the "Constitutional" Convention intended to disarm all the whites, arm all the negroes, and thus force the ratification of the Constitution about to be manufactured, and establish negro supremacy upon the basis of both law and brute force. It is a terrible state of things, truly. What will be the ultimate result of this marvellous condition of affairs no one can foresee.

Files

regwar.tiff

Citation

Hickman Courier, “"A Regular War" (August 15, 1868),” Millican "Riot," 1868, accessed November 15, 2018, https://millican.omeka.net/items/show/184.

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