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Doc. 93.-Freedmen in Virginia. Official report. Freedmen's Department, South-Potomac, July 10, 1863. Chief Quartermaster for the Department of Washington: sir: In accordance with orders issued from headquarters, I herewith submit my report of the numbers and condition and health of the freedmen established, by an order of the Secretary of War, upon the abandoned farms of rebels in Virginia. We landed on our camping ground on the Arlington estate, naming it Camp Springdale, Monday afternoon, May eighteenth, and pitched our tents for the night, and thus began our improvements. At the beginning, there were about ninety persons in all. The work commenced the second day on the farm. May thirtieth we established a camp on Major Nutt's farm, near falls Church, Virginia, calling it Camp Rucker. The people at this place had to be sheltered in tents, there being no houses in the vicinity belonging to rebel owners. On the same day, May thirtieth, we commenced an encampm