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Affidavit of Identity for Robert Lambert 59th USCT, Memphis, TN

This affidavit of identity, made to document a military bounty claim for Robert Lambert, deceased, reveals that Robert Lambert and his wife Rhoda Lambert were both enslaved by Nathan Adams of Haywood County, Tennessee. The document states that Robert Lambert served as...

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Register of Freedmen at Home Colony, Davis Bend, MS

The Home Colony at Davis Bend, Mississippi was established by the Freedmen's Bureau in 1863-64 on land formerly owned by Jefferson Davis and his brother. Residents of the colony farmed some 5,000 acres on the site of the former Davis Bend Plantation, and in 1864...

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Register of School Children, Camden, Ouchita, AR, 1867

This register of schoolchildren in Camden, Ouchita County, AR records the names of freed children enrolled in school in February, March, April, May and June of 1867. Within the journal, the record format is quite variable. The first few pages of the register list the...

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