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...

A Freedman’s Quest to Unite His Family, Salisbury, NC

Mr. A Miller Aug 18 Sir, You will let the bearer Mark(?) have his wife Charlot and her two children Poley and William (colored) to take to the plantation of Mr. Stokes. You will furnish them with provisions enough to last until January 1866. I shall expect you to do...

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