October 1, 1962, the day after the riot at the
University of Mississippi.
"I think last night was the worst night I ever spent. We had these
marshals who perhaps originally signed up... not realizing that they
would be involved in [enrolling James Meredith as the first black
student at the University of Mississippi].
"They were out there with instructions not to fire. They were
fired on, they were hit, things were thrown at them. It was an
extremely dangerous situation.
"All they had, finally was the tear gas. We received notification
that the tear gas was running out, that they only had four or five
minutes. The mob brought up a bulldozer and attacked the
[university administration building the Deputies were protecting].