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L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience 2 0 Browse Search
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cure or make something of value for their country's defenders. On a pair of socks sent to the Central Association of Relief, was pinned a paper with this legend: These stockings were knit by a little girl five years old, and she is going to knit some more, for mother said it will help some poor soldier. The official reports of the Women's Soldiers' Aid Society of Northern Ohio, the Cleveland branch of the Sanitary Commission, furnish the following incident: Every Saturday morning finds Emma Andrews, ten years of age, at the rooms of the Aid Society with an application for work. Her little basket is soon filled with pieces of half-worn linen, which, during the week, she cuts into towels or handkerchiefs; hems, and returns, neatly washed and ironed, at her next visit. Her busy fingers have already made two hundred and twenty-nine towels, and the patriotic little girl is still earnestly engaged in her work. Holidays and half holidays in the country were devoted by the little ones wi