Georgia Education, Letters Sent, Volume 5 (44), Feb. 8–June 13, 1870, Part 1
About the Project
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 Superintendent of Education for the State of Georgia, Series 1: Letters Sent.
PLEASE NOTE: Many of the documents in this set of records are hard to read and some are totally illegible. Please transcribe what you are able and note [[illegible]] for any portions that you cannot decipher.
Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page.
Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Georgia during the Reconstruction Era.