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Re: Wilder of Clarendon County, SC
In Response To: Wilder of Clarendon County, SC ()

ssassins." The flash of a gunshot from a nearby porch draws Officer Oliver's fire. "From the blood we found there afterward I think I almost killed him," he reflects. "I went around the house and got separated from the others. I thought we had better not keep too close together, for the negroes could see us that way. I heard a little negro girl in a house just in front of me saying 'Don't go down there, Uncle George. Don't go.' 'Yes, I am going and kill them, too,' I heard a man's voice say. I saw a negro coming running down towards where I was standing. Just as he got a little ways from me he saw me and I fired. I found him this morning. I had shot him in the stomach. He was an old negro and had a muzzle-loading musket." He is later identified as George Wilder, sixty years old.

Sam McGruder—Brownsville resident shot to death by mob while

being transported to the Tower

Clem Rhodes—shot, died at Grady Hospital

Frank Smith—knifed to death on the Forsyth Street bridge on

Saturday night

Henry Welch—shot in Leland's Barbershop Saturday (this infor-

mation conflicts with earlier reports of Will Marion or Will

McDonough shot in Leland's Barbershop)
George Wilder—shot by officers in Brownsville

The Evening News and the Constitution repeat the common perception that "It is probable an exact list of the dead will never be known, as some have been spirited away from the city to places unknown."

Publication Information: Book Title: Negrophobia: A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906. Contributors: Mark Bauerlein - author. Publisher: Encounter Books. Place of Publication: San Francisco, CA. Publication Year: 2001. Page Numbers: 198, 219.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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