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The Freedmen’s Bureau in Virginia

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The Freedmen’s Bureau in Virginia

Hear the remarkable story of the Freedmen’s Bureau work in war-torn Virginia after the Civil War on April 19, 2018 at the Missing Soldiers Office


The Pension Crisis of 1893

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How a change in Pension law cut off hundreds of widows, and how they fought back.


Seeking Asylum

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From a Confederate wartime hospital, to our nation’s first hospital exclusively for mentally ill African Americans, discover the story of Central State.


Seeking Asylum

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Historian Craig Swenson will discuss the turbulent process of securing medical care for mentally ill African Americans after the Civil War.


A Creature of Its Time: The Pension Bureau

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Courtesy of the LOC

By the of the 19th century, United States’ pension administration was huge: occupying an imposing building, overseeing the distribution of $138 million in pensions to nearly a million Union veterans and surviving relatives.


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