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The Freedmen's Bureau

March 3, 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill into law establishing the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, which became known as the Freedmen’s Bureau. 554 more words


Very Little Going On (January 22, 1865)

After writing this letter, General Meade left for Philadelphia. He reached there on January 28 and left to return to the army two days later. The main purpose for his visit was his oldest son, John Sergeant, who was near death with tuberculosis. 420 more words

Sherman Confiscates 400,000 Acres to be Redistributed to Freed Blacks

January 16, 1865/2015

Volume 6, Issue 3 (223 Issues Since 15 October 2010)

Sherman Confiscates 400,000 Acres to be Redistributed to Freed Blacks in Forty-Acre Allotments… 436 more words

Civil War Book Of Days: 1865

January 15, 1852

Charles Wentworth Upham

(1802 -1875)


Jan 15 Thursday  Spent some time this forenoon in reading

the papers and fixing Susans work & pasted some pictures on… 280 more words

19th Century

Brooksville's Infamy (Community Story Part 6)

In 1851, he decided to run for Senate believing getting involved in politics was the most immediate way to enact real social change. Despite strong efforts to stop him, he delivered his first major controversial speech in 1856 speaking out against slavery earning hm numerous enemies in the Senate. 101 more words

Charles Sumner

Turning Point (Community Story Part 5)

It was standing at the lecture that Charles’ entire worldview was permanently changed. He understood that the American cultural belief that blacks are inferior to whites was a learned view and could be changed. 36 more words

Charles Sumner