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Quarters of the Sanitary Commission.

Besides the active work at the front, departments or special bureaus were established at Washington, New York, Louisville, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Annapolis, and City Point, in addition to West Virginia, Texas, and the South. The report of the treasurer of the Sanitary Commission shows that from June 27, 1861, to July 1, 1865, the receipts from the Sanitary fairs in the principal cities were $4,813,750.64, and the disbursements $4,530,774.95, leaving a balance in the hands of the Commission of $282,975.69.

Quarters of the immense sanitary commission organization Brandy Station, Virginia, in 1863

Quarters of the immense sanitary commission organization at Brandy Station were known as the ‘shebang’


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