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There Are Many Sick, Feeble, and Suffering Freedmen: The Freedmen's Bureau's Health-Care Activities during Reconstruction in North Carolina, 1865-1868


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This article examines the role the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands in supporting freed slaves in North Carolina during Reconstruction, especially with regards to medical treatment. The Bureau, headed by Colonel Eliphalet Whittlesey, was plagued by lack of food and medical supplies, trained medical help, and uncooperative local governments.
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21653