War Between the States

Mid-19th Century Sewing

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United States Sanitary Commission

Heroines of the Rebellion: Or, Women’s Work in the Civil War, A Record of Heroism, Patriotism, and Patience by Mary C. Vaughan, 1888 Pages 324-342 have information about the Misses Woolseys and Georgiana Woolsey’s work for the USSC at Gettysburg

History of the United States Sanitary CommissionThe general report of its work during the war of the rebellion by Charles Stille, 1868

Hospital and Camp Incidences, The Sanitary Commission Among the Soldiers No. IIArticle published by the USSC in the February 6, 1864 edition of Harper’s Weekly

Hospital and Camp Incidences, The Sanitary Commission Among the Soldiers No. IIIArticle published by the USSC in the February 13, 1864 edition of Harper’s Weekly

Report on the Operations of the Sanitary Commission During and After the Battle at Gettysburg Book available online by John Hancock Douglas, 1863

Rules for Preserving the Health of the SoldierArticle published by the USSC in the August 24, 1861 edition of Harper’s Weekly

The Sanitary Commission of the United States, A Succinct Narrative of Its Works and PurposesBook published by the USSC in 1864

United States Sanitary Commission Bulletin Vol. 1, Number 1 to 12Compilation of newsletters/bulletins published by the USSC 

USSC Patterns:

Flannel DrawersOriginal USSC drawer pattern and construction notes from adayin1862.blogspot.com 

Shooter’s Mittens: Original pattern and construction notes from worldturndupsidedown.blogspot.com

Primary Accounts & Period References

Heroines of the Rebellion: Or, Women’s Work in the Civil War, A Record of Heroism, Patriotism, and Patience by Mary C. Vaughan, 1888

My Story of the War: A Woman’s Narrative of Four Years Personal Experience by Mary A. Livermore, 1890

Our Army Nurses: Interesting Sketches, Addresses, and Photographs of Nearly One Hundred of the Noble Women who Served in Hospitals and on Battlefields During Our Civil War compiled by Mary A. Gardner Holland, 1895

Under the Guns: A Woman’s Reminiscences of the Civil War by Annie Wittenmyer, 1895

Women of the War: Their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice by Frank Moore, 1866

 

 

 

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