A Union Officer in the Reconstruction Beginning in John William De Forest served fifteen months as an agent of the Freedmen s Bureau in Greenville South Carolina After leaving the army he wrote a series of magazine articles giving

  • Title: A Union Officer in the Reconstruction
  • Author: John William De Forest
  • ISBN: 9780807121832
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beginning in 1866, John William De Forest served fifteen months as an agent of the Freedmen s Bureau in Greenville, South Carolina After leaving the army, he wrote a series of magazine articles giving a full and realistic account of the bureau s operation as it intersected with the daily lives of freedmen In 1948 the articles were compiled in A Union Officer in the ReconBeginning in 1866, John William De Forest served fifteen months as an agent of the Freedmen s Bureau in Greenville, South Carolina After leaving the army, he wrote a series of magazine articles giving a full and realistic account of the bureau s operation as it intersected with the daily lives of freedmen In 1948 the articles were compiled in A Union Officer in the Reconstruction, reprinted here for the first time A companion volume to De Forest s Civil War memoir, A Volunteer s Adventures, it offers a deft analysis of the structure of postwar southern society and gives a firsthand description of the impact of emancipation, defeat, military rule, and social and economic disorganization.

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    One thought on “A Union Officer in the Reconstruction”

    1. A very interesting first-person account of Freedman's Bureau field office duties and experiences. Also, a very good overview of the program is given in the introduction. Some attitudes may seem dated but, well, they are.

    2. Quite enlightening. DeForest's observations of post-Civil War policies, politics, people, and culture do much to explain the South and America we live in today.

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