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Busy with good works for the soldiers: members of the Christian commission at white House on the Pamunkey In this photograph one gets an actual glimpse of the manifold activities of the Christian Commission, especially as they appeared the first two years of the war. At the left a man with a hatchet is opening a box of such stores for the sick and wounded as the medical department did not supply—special medicines, jellies, chocolates, perfumes, and many others delicacies—which were greatly appreciated by the soldiers. In front of him stands a wounded soldier, his hand bound up and leaning upon a crutch, doubtless supplied by the Christian Commission, looking down gratefully at the woman in the poke-bonnet. Another woman is dipping into a tub, apparently

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