Receipt for apples for wounded soldiers, 1863
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Melvin L. Jellison of Co. B of the 6th Maine Regiment signed a receipt for one peck of dried apples for himself and three other men at Emory Hospital.
Jellison, of Clinton, enlisted in Co. B of the 6th Maine Infantry on Aug. 27, 1862 when he was 18.
The Maine Agency of the U.S. Sanitary Commission provided the apples. The state branch, with an office in Washington, helped care for injured or sick soldiers as well as providing other needs for soldiers and their families.
- Title: Receipt for apples for wounded soldiers, 1863
- Creator: Jellison, Melvin L.
- Creation Date: 1863-04-21
- Subject Date: 1863-04-21
- Town: Emory
- County: Washington
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 12.6
- Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/1
- Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
Emory and Henry College
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals
United States Sanitary Commission
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief
Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
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