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...

Register of Labor Contracts, Livingston, AL

Below is a transcription and sample page image for an undated register of labor contracts made in Livingston, AL. The names in the register are the names of employers who entered into contracts with Freedmen. This document is helpful because it records the names of...

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