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United States, Freedmen's Bureau Records of Persons and Articles Hired, 1865-1872


Index and images of monthly reports of articles and persons hired by the Bureau's field office. The principal name in the index is either of the person employed or the person who owned the article. The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (often called the Freedmen’s Bureau) was created in 1865 at the end of the American Civil War to supervise relief efforts including education, health care, food and clothing, refugee camps, legalization of marriages, employment, labor contracts, and securing back pay, bounty payments and pensions.

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"United States, Freedmen's Bureau Records of Persons and Articles Hired, 1865-1872." Database with images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2021. Citing various NARA microfilm publications. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

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