Valley of the Shadow
The Aftermath
Spring 1865–Fall 1870

Freedmen’s Bureau


Politics (1866-1868)

While politics was not the main concern of the Freedmen’s Bureau, the activities of the agents regularly placed them in local and national political disputes. This category includes letters, from both the Bureau and local residents, which reference or comment on local or national politics. These letters include any specific political positions of the agents themselves and most often comment on the local political scene.