Valley of the Shadow
The Aftermath
Spring 1865–Fall 1870

Freedmen’s Bureau


Administration/Bureaucracy (1865-1869)

The Bureau was a large and demanding bureaucratic operation, requiring agents to file numerous reports and papers. The large number of letters included in this category touch on a variety of topics. These include the organization and creation of the Bureau in Augusta County, the men who served as Bureau Agents/Assistant Superintendents, and the papers related to their daily duties. This category also includes opinions of the Bureau's operations and assessments of its functions.