From the War Department, these post-Civil War records from the state of North Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands lay among millions of primary source documents which will lead or support any type of historical research immediately following the American Civil War at true time beginnings and a time of reconstructing lives in America's history.

 These rarely used records, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands are misleadingly called the Freedmen's Bureau, will enlighten, dispel, and add  to projects in history and to historical knowledge. In addition, these War Department records of North Carolina name people,  cities, and counties not only in North Carolina but in different areas of this country, during this crucial period.


In chronological order, Primary Source Place organized these documents into major topics making these unique experiences easily  accessible. With this style  of organizing, one can gather the unbelievable simple and the complex clues of people, places, and things in America's history which may answer economic, social, and political questions like who, what, when, and where and at the same time dispelling  stereotypes of yesterday and  today in America.



Documents are extracted by Primary Source Place from  microfilm located in the State Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina received from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.  Once extracted,  the records  are carefully transcribed and categorized based on the topic of the document such as abandoned lands, education, contracts and etcetera.  


In performing our OWN digitization we feel we are doing what is right, this gives us deep knowledge of the documents that we make accessible to all researchers. 


These documents give "life" to the post-Civil War era from the everyday family researcher to the academic and scholarly researcher. These documents of the past still connect to today's present, and to a future of clarity for tomorrow.



Many of the post-Civil War documents from  the War Department documents on this website are personal and private matters occurring well over 100 years ago. Therefore,  we transcribe, we categorize, and we publish on the World Wide Web in a  personal and a responsible way.  


Everyone can freely, at their own pace and at their own time, browse and read the excerpts by topic. If there are any excerpts that you would like to read more of and/or download in its entirety,  get in touch with us  by submitting the request form, by the way of email, on the CONTACT page.  We will send to your own personal email the requested document in its entirety and in its original form, once we receive the researching  fee for each excerpt requested.