Keywords: Washington, D.C.
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society
Date: circa 1958
Location: Presque Isle; Washington
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.