Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent After the Civil War, some men in Winn Parish banded together to form what was to be a home guard, serving as "regulators" to control the behavior of recently freed slaves and oppose the Republican government of "carpetbaggers" and "scalawags." Before long, some elements of the group turned to banditry … Continue reading West-Kimbrell Clan Terrorized North Louisiana
Nightriders Claim Another Victim
Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent The years following the Civil War were especially hard for newly-freed slaves. With no homes, no money, and no prospects, one can imagine the hopelessness that came with freedom. To help, President Abraham Lincoln advocated for a bill to establish an organization to assist freedmen. On March 3, 1865, Congress … Continue reading Nightriders Claim Another Victim
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