When Freedom Cried Out
The Freedmen's Bureau in Texas


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Freedmens Bureau Online - Texas  transcriptions of outrages 

H. Sheridan to Gordon Granger, June 10, 1865. Tells him to get 1,800 troops to Galveston quickly. "There is not a wholesome state of affairs in Texas."

Van Zandt County judge Samuel Q. Richardson asks Acting Governor Hamilton to send federal troops and an agent of the Freedmen's Bureau to the county September 1865

General Charles Griffin took command of the military district and Freedmen's Bureau of Texas in December 1866 and quickly became embroiled in the politics of Reconstruction