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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 1 1 Browse Search
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on was organized April 9, 1862, by sons of New England resident in the city of New York, with the purpose of making arrangements to provide for proper attention to the sick and wounded soldiers as they should from time to time pass through New York on their return from the seat of war to their homes. The first meeting was held at the Fifth-avenue Hotel, March 31, 1862. Mr. William M. Evarts was chosen chairman, and subsequently president of the association, and Mr. William Bond and Dr. Maurice Perkins were chosen secretaries, and S. E. Low, Esq., treasurer. A committee of three from each New-England State was appointed to provide the necessary means to carry out this work; to communicate with the President, the Secretary of War, and other members of the national Government, for the purpose of interchanging views in relation to the relief of sick and wounded soldiers arriving in the city, and co-operating together, that greater efficiency might be obtained in effecting the purposes