Notice of freight shipped to Washington, 1863Item 59535 info
Maine Historical Society
The Maine Agency Sanitary Commission office in Portland frequently sent notices to the Washington office of what freight it had shipped there. The freight included soldiers' packages from home, items for officers and items for hospitals. The contents of the boxes are not detailed.
The Portland office paid the freight for the items.
The U.S. Sanitary Commission, of which the Maine office was an official state branch, took care of various needs of soldiers and their families.