Order for travel, Freedmen's Bureau

A type of travel document issued for travel under the auspices of the Freemen's Bureau. This August 22, 1866, voucher authorizes travel from Washington, D. C. to Southwick, Massachusetts on the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad. Many emancipated African Americans traveled American railroads to old and new homes in the wake of the Civil War - the Freemen's Burueau paid for much of the travel.

About this Document

  • Source: Order for travel, Freedmen's Bureau
  • Citation: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen,and Abandoned Lands, Office of the Chief Quartermaster, Transportation Accounts, RG 105, Box 15
  • Date: August 22, 1866