number of the published accounts of experiences, has talked with dozens of one-time prisoners, and has corresponded with many more.
The conflicting accounts have been checked by the contemporary documents contained in the eight prison volumes of the Official Records of the Union and
Aid for the men at the front—Christian commission
The Christian Commission was second as a civilian agency of relief only to the Sanitary Commission.
The scene above tells its own story.
The box numbered 1103 and addressed to the United States Christian Commission suggests how numerous were its consignments to the front.
The veteran who has lost a leg is leaning on crutches furnished by the organization.
He need have no fear for his pension.
They have helped him to keep his papers straight.
The basket on the man's arm suggests the charitable nature of the enterprise, the women in the doorway and on the porch indicate the feminine interest in it, and the ecclesiastical garb of one or two of the