My great-grandfather, Grandpap, was born 99 years 8 months and 11 days before me. He was preschool age during this era and Grandma was a newborn during the latter part of the Civil War. I had an unsatisfied hunger and a deep thirst for what they had experienced during this bittersweet time from attending family reunions, hearing family stories and researhing my ancestry. Primary sources from the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands have been a very satisfying and quenching to the thirst and hunger due to the lack of clarity and education that I have been experiencing for decades.
September 9, 1859 - December 29, 1934
April 9, 1864 - June 16, 1947
ROLL 1 N.C.
BUREAU OF REFUGEES, FREEDMEN, AND ABANDONED LANDS Tells the Story of:
Military Occupation in the South
Personal Information e.g.names
The North and The South Relation
United States Colored Troops
Family Separated and United
And Much More
Even though I have not found, as of yet, any of my family members, these sources are like a gift to understanding my very fragile existence and others around me. These breathtaking and unbelievable first-hand accounts happened months, weeks and to up to 2 years following the end of slavery and the end of the Civil War in North Carolina. These treasure troves of telling and inspiring primary source are from letters, orders, circulars and more were handwritten by the North Carolina Assistant Commissioner, staff officers, and other personnel from the United States War Department and mailed to as faraway as New York and Texas while occupying North Carolina. These truth-telling sources are on roll 1, of many rolls to come, from the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands 1865-1867.
What Northern states helped to feed and to clothe black and white refugees in North Carolina during Reconstruction days, months, and years after slavery and
and the Civil War ended?
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In North Carolina, who were some and what were the ranks of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) that played a role in Reconstruction?
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What were personal experiences at the county level for North Carolinians weeks, months, and years after the South surrendered,?
Immediately following slavery and the beginning of Reconstruction in North Carolina, where were some of the abandon lands located and who were some of the people who sought pardons to get their properties return back to them?
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"Each generation has the responsibility to share historical memories with the next. Such confessions keeps the power of God’s acts alive among the people and helps each generation know God." Disciple's Study Bible
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One must keep in mind America's social history to appreciate the teachings that can be found in the Bureau of Refugee, Freedmen, and Abandon Lands documents.These historical documents not only enlighten one to yesterday's social dilemmas in America, but these writings can settle and improve the many social problems by inspiring and empowering the lives of many today.