Captain William Royal was a local
official in southeast Georgia from the mid-1860s to mid-1880s. He kept a journal and account
book in which he detailed his work with the African-American and white communities in the
immediate aftermath of the US Civil War. He writes about attending a meeting for the
establishment of a school for African-American children, and attending other meetings of
local African-Americans. He also traveled around the region, especially to Blackshear in
Pierce County, Georgia, but also to Waresboro, Coffee County, and Savannah, among other
locations, to hear complaints regarding illegal bondage of African Americans following the
war, and other matters.
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