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Subject: Re: Families of Indigent Civil War Soldiers, Bradley Co. AR
Author: omarcella
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Classification: Query

Hi there BJ, I'm not sure that I'm clear on your question. Maybe the following will be helpful. I found the editor's comments in an online version of THE ARKANSAS FAMILY HISTORIAN here:
The Editors Notes begin on digital pg. 5 of 96. The quote pasted below is on digital pg. 6. "On the other hand, the list of indigent families, probably of
Confederate soldiers, in Bradley County during the Civil War is a record
that was entered into a courthouse book that was used later by the
Freedman’s Bureau, so a wonderful census of families with names and
ages and other information was preserved in the bureau’s Field Office
records for Arkansas. We appreciate Tommy Carter for transcribing the
lists for Wachita, Redland, and Moro townships so we could print them
for you." ... Here is the transcriber's footnote citation :1 Freedman’s Bureau Records, Records for the Field Offices for the State of Arkansas,
1865-1872, Record of Indigent Persons & of Contracts, Marion (part), Solitude,
Monticello, Napoleon (part), National Archives M1901, roll 15, entries 387-393.