Oscar Faber to William F. Newcomb with enclosure
During the spring of 1868, some white Virginians established local branches of the Ku Klux Klan, which had been organized in Tennessee about two years earlier. It lasted only a few months in the state, but not before members committed acts of violence in various localities, including Williamsburg, Warrenton, and Lee and Rockbridge Counties. The KKK was revived in Virginia during the 1920s.
Ku Klux Klan, Realm of Virginia, Richmond Department Papers, 1868, Accession 20957, Organization Records, Library of Virginia.
Library of Virginia
Manuscript letter and broadside
15_0065_001, 15_0065_002, 15_0065_003
Richmond City, Essex, Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex Counties, Virginia