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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
, four thousand dollars; and in hospital stores to the value of six thousand dollars. The following are some of the articles contributed: Condensed milk, preserved fruits, jellies and pickles, farina, maizena, tamarinds, lemons, dried apples, tea, coffee, cocoa; 1,116 bottles of wine, consisting of sherry, currant, blackberry, and native wines; 423 bottles of brandy; 1,130 bottles of blackberry brandy and syrups; 345 bottles of port wine; large contributions for the Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas trees at Portsmouth Grove Hospital, besides bushels of lint and bandages. The Society for the Comfort and Relief of our Soldiers in Hospitals furnished, among other things, 5,904 flannel and cotton shirts, 3,887 pairs of drawers, 4,573 woollen socks, 1,790 towels, 94 coats, 76 vests, 120 collars, 1,000 handkerchiefs, 368 cravats, 314 dressinggowns, 1,836 pocket-handkerchiefs, 300 pants, 148 napkins, 678 pairs slippers, 265 woollen mittens, 542 blankets, 515 sheets, 673 pillows, 750 quilts
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
0.00. Total amount, $230,700.29. The ladies of Lynn did their full share of soldiers' work during the war. In the years 1861 and 1862 they obtained from the different religious societies, individual subscriptions, children's fairs, and other sources, and sent to the army and hospitals in aid of the sick and wounded, in cash and comfortable clothing, about three thousand dollars, independent of what was termed sanitary aid. During each year of the war, and especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas, large quantities of provisions, hospital stores, cordials, &c., were sent forward to different camps and hospitals in and around Washington and elsewhere, the money value of which it is impossible now to compute. In February, 1863, the Ladies' Sanitary Aid Society was formed, with Mrs. W. C. Richards president, Miss M. L. Newhall secretary, and Miss A. E. Ladd treasurer. This society had five hundred and eighty members, more than one hundred of whom were active workers until the close o