Valley of the Shadow
The Aftermath
Spring 1865–Fall 1870

Freedmen’s Bureau


Loyalty (1865-1868)

These are letters which includes any references to personal allegiances during and after the war, as people called attention to the loyalty (or disloyalty, depending on their perspective) of local whites and freedmen. These documents contain many references to events during the war itself, as well as attempts by whites to control the post-war “loyalty” of Augusta blacks.