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Records of the field offices for the state of Virginia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands : NARA, RG105, M1913, 1865-1872

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
College Park, Maryland : National Archives and Records Administration, 2006
203 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
National Archives and Records Administration; M1913


An index for United States Freedmen's Bureau Miscellaneous Records is available online, click here.

United States Freedmen's Bureau, Records of Freedmen are available online, click here.

United States, Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts, Indenture and Apprenticeship Records are available online, click here.

United States, Freedmen's Bureau, Records of Freedmen's Complaints are available online, click here.

United States, Freedmen's Bureau Claim Records are available online, click here.

United States, Freedmen's Bureau Hospital and Medical Records are available online, click here.

Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records are available online, click here.

Microfilm of original records at the United States National Archives in College Park, Maryland.

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"On the 203 rolls of this microfilm publication, M1913, are reproduced the records of the Virginia field offices of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872, including previously unfilmed records of the Virginia staff offices of the quartermaster and disbursing officer, and the subordinate field offices. These records consist of bound volumes and unbound records, including letters and endorsements sent and received, orders and circulars, monthly reports, and other records relating to freedmen's complaints and claims. These records are part of the Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, Record Group (RG) 105." -- P. 1.

The Bureau began operating in Virginia in June 1865.

"The Bureau issued rations and provided medical relief to both freedmen and white refugees, supervised labor contracts between planters and freedmen, administered justice, and worked with benevolent societies in the establishment of schools...The Virginia Bureau also opened several hospitals for the sick and infirm." -- P. 3-4.

Includes an appendix listing the personnel working at various subordinate field offices for Virginia. Includes location of office, names of employees, and dates employed.


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