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Reconstruction and Military Government in the South, 1867_1870, Office of Civil Affairs, Part 4: Fifth Military District (Texas and Louisiana) contains correspondence, official reports, court documents, and newspaper clippings collected by the Bureau of Civil Affairs, 5th Military district and the Department of Texas. These records chronicle the tumultuous state of Texas during Reconstruction and the military government_s attempts to maintain order despite racial tension, rampant Indian attacks, and bands of armed outlaws. Nearly all the documents in this collection are related to thefts and murders committed by bandits, Indians, and Mexicans, and are loosely organized into folders by subject.

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