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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.
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: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=95; Visited on: 9/2/2014|