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Item 8853

Women's Relief Corps, Garland, 1907

Contributed by: Garland Historical Society

Date: 1907

Location: Garland

Media: Photographic print

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Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

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.