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How Was the Freedmen’s Bureau Organized?


The Freedmen’s Bureau was ran by the War Department.  General Oliver Howard, who was given the nickname the “Christian General”, divided the Freedmen’s Bureau into 11 districts.  These eleven districts were the ex-slave states, each headed by an assistant commissioner.  Here is a list of the Freedmen’s Bureau districts.

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • New Orleans
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virgina


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