Valley of the Shadow
The Aftermath
Spring 1865–Fall 1870

Freedmen’s Bureau


Miscellaneous (1865-1868)

The Bureau found itself involved in so many aspects of the local community that some letters do not fit into any particular category. The letters in this group encompass all the correspondence which did not fit neatly into any of the above categories. These letters deal with such diverse issues as property seizures, claims against the U.S. government for wartime support, care of the mentally ill, among many others.