I found the following in the Greenville News yesterday. Thought it may
be of interest in case you do not already know about it.
"The Mormon Church published records Monday from the post-Civil War
Freedman's Bank for newly freed slaves, making ancestral records
available for as many as 12 million black Americans." It continues with
more verbiage and then the following
Also listed are the Cities where The Freedman's Bank had branches.
They were as follows, Huntsville and Mobile Alabama; Little Rock
Arkansas; Washington, DC; Tallahassee Florida; Atlanta, Augusta and
Savannah Georgia; Lexington and Louisville Kentucky; New Orleans and
Shreveport Louisiana; Baltimore Maryland, Columbus, Natchez and
Vicksburg Mississippi; Saint Louis Missouri; New York New York; New
Bern, Raleigh and Wilmington North Carolina; Philadelphia Pennsylvania;
Beaufort and Charleston South Carolina; Memphis and Nashville Tennessee;
Lynchburg, Norfolk and Richmond Virginia.
"The Freedman's Bank Records CD can be purchased for $6.50 over the
INTERNET at http://www.familysearch.org
or by calling church
distribution centers at 1-800-527-5971 and asking for item 50120."
Good luck in your research.
Paul Dean Tyson
Clinton, South Carolina