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Freedmen -- Tennessee.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Amos W. Kibbee Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3084
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter dated August 18, 1862, from Amos W. Kibbee in Jackson, Tennessee to his cousin Hattie A. Tuttle in Concord, Ohio. Amos discusses his opinions of the military, the hardships of his battle-scarred unit, and the potential of freed slaves.

Dates: 1862 August 18

Ex-Slave Bounty and Pension Association Certificate of Membership

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1553
Abstract

This certificate of membership in the Ex-Slave Bounty and Pension Association of Tennessee was issued to Rollie Johnson of Loudon, Tennessee in 1898. According to the certificate, membership fees ($0.25) are used to aid in the passage of the Ex-Slave Bounty and Pension Bill and monthly dues ($0.10) go to aid the ex-slave movement and raise funds to promote the passage of the aforesaid bill.

Dates: 1898 November 11

John H. Eaton Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0018
Abstract

This collection houses the papers of Tennessee educator, journalist, and politician John H. Eaton Jr. Some of the topics documented include the U. S. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, the U. S. Bureau of Education, Eaton's newspaper Memphis Evening Post, and personal matters.

Dates: 1865-1881

Memphis Freedman's Bureau Illustration

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3001
Abstract

This collection consists of a color newspaper illustration depicting the Office the Freedmen's Bureau in Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1866-1868. It shows three seated white men, one of whom is T. A. Walker (the Superintendent of the District of Western Tennessee's Freedmen's Bureau), and a group of African-American men, who seem to be asking for their assistance.

Dates: circa 1866-1868

Memphis Freedmen's Bureau Report

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3240
Abstract

This collection consists of a four page report detailing events in the Memphis, Tennessee district of the Freedmen's Bureau during the month of May 1864. The writer, Captain T. A. Walker of the 63rd Infantry Regiment (Colored Troops), describes the city of Memphis (particularly its schools) as well as the contraband camps of Holly Springs, Shiloh, and President's Island.

Dates: 1864 May 31

Will R. Story Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1136
Abstract

In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.

Dates: 1865 August 16