|Inspector's Report of Schools for the Freedmen's Bureau No. 22
War Department, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
January 1, 1866
Freedmen's Bureau Records
1. General John W. Sprague (April 4, 1817â€“December 27, 1894) received the Medal of Honor in
the War of the Rebellion. He was a native of White Creek, New York. He was the Captain of Company
E, Ohio 7th Ohio Volunteers. He later became the Colonel of the 63rd Ohio infantry. He was a graduate of
Renesselear Polytechnic. He would be the Assistant Commissioner of Arkansas and Missouri (which also
included the Indian Territory, parts of Kansas and Illinois) from April 1865 to September 1866 with
headquarters in St. Louis.On October 16, 1865 O. O. Howard withdrew the Bureau from Missouri and
the headquarters were moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. He died in Takoma Washington.
2. Baltimore Association for the Moral and Educational Improvement of the Colored People - It
was founded by seven men on November 25th, 1864, who called a general meeting on November 28th: to
consider the best means, by organized effort, in view of the present condition of the colored people of the
State, to promote their moral, religious and educational improvement. It opened its first school on January
3, 1865, in the African Baptist Church, corner of Calvert and Saratoga Streets in Baltimore. It would assist
in the organization and finance of schools throughout the state of Maryland.
Index: General Baird, industrial schools, New Orleans, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky,
Tennesse, General Sprague, Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Athens Alabama, Louisville, normal
department, Maryland, Baltimore Association for Moral and Educational Improvement.