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Gerhyrah Grant8/23/16Political Terrorism during Reconstruction: Congressional Hearings and Reports on the KKK SourcePersonal InformationDescription of the Klan’s Activities and MotivesReliability of Evidence ProvidedWITNESS TESTIMONY1. Samuel T. PoinierPoinier lived in Spartanburg County since 1866. He’s fromLouisville, Kentucky and came to South Carolina to live with his wife. He was in the Union Army. He was a Republican newspaper editor and federal tax collector.Klan’s whipped two white males and three negroes and told themnot to hold an electionat the box or they would kill them. Klan’s motives were to stop republican voters. He received a letter from the KKK telling him to leave the county. He witnessed two white men and three negroes get whipped.2. D. H. ChamberlainChambrlain went to South Carolina in 1865. He is the attorney general in SC. He’s from Massachusetts and went to the Union Army. He lives in Charleston, SC.