At the conclusion of the Civil War, a number of plans were presented for the colonization of freedmen. Of particular interest to Floridians is one suggested to Maior General Oliver Otis Howard, commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, by the assistant commissioner of the Bureau for Florida, Brevet Colonel Thomas W. Osborn.
Rosen, F. Bruce
"The Editor's Corner--A Plan to Homestead Freedmen in Florida in 1866,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 43:
4, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol43/iss4/7