William Fowler to Col. O. Brown

William Fowler

Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center
New Orleans, United States

This letter relates the orders of Freedmen’s Bureau Commissioner Oliver O. Howard to transfer charge of Chesapeake Hospital, near Hampton Virginia, to George Whipple of the American Missionary Association (AMA), in order to accommodate the ever-expanding need of educating freedmen. This letter shows the close relationship between the AMA and the Freedmen’s Bureau. General Howard is the namesake of Howard University.

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  • Title: William Fowler to Col. O. Brown
  • Creator: William Fowler
  • Subject Keywords: American Missionary Association, United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
  • Type: document
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  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Extent: 1 p.
  • Date: 1866-05-01
  • Collection: American Missionary Association Archives