"Serious Riot in Texas" (July 28th, 1868)

Title

"Serious Riot in Texas" (July 28th, 1868)

Subject

The Millican Riots

Description

"Serious Riot in Texas." The Western Democrat [Charlotte, NC] July 28th, 1868: 2.

Source

Digital NC. North Carolina Department of

Cultural Resources

Publisher

DigitalNC: North Carolina Newspapers

Date

July 28th, 1868

Contributor

Dillon Rouse

Language

English

Type

Newspaper Article

Text

Serious Riot in Texas

GALVESTON, July 17.-- On the evening of the 15th, a riot commenced at Millican, on the Central Railroad. A mob of about twenty-five negroes, led by a white school teacher and a negro preacher, named Brooks, attempted to hang a man name Wm. Holiday, but white citizens prevented the execution, and headed by the sheriff and bureau agent, attempted to suppress the mob, which resulted in the death of ten or twelve negroes. On the 16th the number increased on both sides, and skirmishing occurred during the day. The casualties are estimated at twenty-five. A small body of troops arrived late last night and dispersed the rioters, killing three negroes. The latter, numbering three to five hundred, had fortified themselves three miles from Millican, and refused to lay down their arms till the troops dispersed them. The entire loss is fifty or sixty. The difficulty arose from the suspicion that a negro member of the Loyal League had been hung, but who has been found.

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Citation

“"Serious Riot in Texas" (July 28th, 1868),” Millican "Riot," 1868, accessed September 19, 2021, https://millican.omeka.net/items/show/99.

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