Valley of the Shadow
The Aftermath
Spring 1865–Fall 1870

Freedmen’s Bureau


Franklin County (1865-1867)

At several different points, the Bureau agents in Staunton dealt with issues that connected directly to Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Some of the letters deal with African Americans who had been kidnapped during the war from Franklin County and then sold into slavery in Virginia, and others deal with the location of lost family members and transportation costs for reuniting freedmen.