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.

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  • 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: 20.2 cm x 12.6 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/1
  • Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission records
  • Object Type: Text

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