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Written by:
William Passmore Carlin, American, 1820 - 1903  Search this
Published by:
United States Congress, American, founded 1789  Search this
Subject of:
Freedmen's Bureau, American, 1865 - 1872  Search this
Ku Klux Klan, 1st, American, 1865 - 1872  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 9/16 × 5 1/2 × 3/16 in. (21.7 × 14 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
documents
books
Place depicted:
Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Date:
Printed July 8, 1868
Description:
A string bound 51-page booklet of the Secretary of War’s report to the 40th United States Congress 2nd Session in the House of Representatives. The report includes freedmen's affairs in Kentucky and Tennessee, to include letters and reports from various government and military officials.
From top to bottom in black ink is: [40TH CONGRESS / 2d Session. / HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES / Ex. Doc. / No. 320. / FREEDMEN’S AFFAIRS IN KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE. / LETTER / FROM / THE SECRETARY OF WAR, / TRANSMITTING, / In compliance with House resolution of the 1st instant, report of Brevet Major General Carlin, for the last six months, relative to the condition of freedmen’s affairs in Kentucky and Tennessee. / JULY 7, 1868.—Referred to Committee on Freedmen’s Affairs. / JULY 8, 1868.—Ordered to be printed. / WAR DEPARTMENT, / Washington City, July 6, 1868. / SIR: In compliance with a resolution of the House of Representatives, dated / July 1, I have the honor to send herewith copies of reports of Brevet Major General Carlin, for the last six months, relative to the condition of freedmen’s / affairs in the States of Tennessee and Kentucky. / Very respectfully, your obedient servant, / J. M. SCHOFIELD, / Secretary of War / Hon. SCHUYLER COLFAX, / Speaker of the House of Representatives. / WAR DEPARTMENT, BUREAU OF REFUGEES, / FREEDMEN, AND ABANDONED LANDS / Washington, July 6, 1868. / GENERAL: In compliance with a resolution of the House of Representatives / of date July 1, 1868, I have the honor to forward herewith reports of bureau / affairs received from the States of Kentucky and Tennessee for the past six / months. / Very respectfully, your obedient servant, / O. O. HOWARD, / Major General, Commissioner. / Brevet Major General J. M. SCHOFIELD, U. S. A., / Secretary of War.].
The Ku Klux Klan is mentioned on page 19. There are no markings on verso.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Government  Search this
Military  Search this
Politics  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Stanley Turkel's Collection of Reconstruction Era Materials
Object number:
2012.160.96
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition:
Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ff0a314b-f1db-432a-b053-55b43b0236d0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.160.96