North Carolina Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Wilmington, Register of Rations Issued, Vol. 272, Nov. 1865–Aug. 1866
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Field Offices for the State of North Carolina, Series 4.53: Subordinate Field Offices: Wilmington (Superintendent of the Southern District).