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Women try to raise funds to improve soldiers' medical conditions, 1863.

North-Western Fair for the Sanitary Commission

During the Civil War, the United States Sanitary Commission was the largest volunteer organization in national history, with chapters formed all around the northern states. In 1863, the Chicago Sanitary Commission proposed a regional fair to raise money to aid wounded soldiers. In this pamphlet, the commission describes their plans for the fair and appeals to women's organizations throughout the Midwest to make contributions.

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Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
The Civil War Home Front
Creator: Chicago Sanitary Commission
Pub Data: Chicago: Chicago Sanitary Commission, 1863
Citation: Chicago Sanitary Commission. "North-Western Fair for the Sanitary Commission." (Chicago: Chicago Sanitary Commission, 1863). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/25/2014
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