John J. Knox was a major in the U.S. Army during the American Civil War and a leading figure in the Freedmen's Bureau. Knox Institute was named for him. Monroe Morton attended the Knox Institute and became a messenger for Major Knox.
Johnston was seriously injured during the Civil War and suffered from severe dysentery afterwards.
The University of Georgia library has a collection of papers relating to Knox and the Freedmen's Bureau's activities.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Knox concentrates on Freedmen's Bureau - Clarkston News". 25 August 2010. http://clarkstonnews.com/knox-concentrates-on-freedmens-bureau/.
- ↑ Enthusiastic as Ever, The Colored American (Washington, DC) 8 Mar 1902, page 4, accessed via Newspapers.com
- ↑ "John J. Knox's Freedmen's Bureau in Georgia and the South collection,". 8 February 2018. http://www.worldcat.org/title/john-j-knoxs-freedmens-bureau-in-georgia-and-the-south-collection-1854-1946/oclc/456084548.
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