The United States Sanitary Commission

an organization formed by the people of the North to coöperate with and supplement the medical department of the Union armies during the Civil War.

See also: Commission

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Ann Arbor Soldiers' Aid Society's formation in November 1861 resulted from a social gathering at the home of George Danforth, where a circular of the United States Sanitary Commission was read.
When the Civil War broke out, these same women would find their way into the Women's National Loyal League, the United States Sanitary Commission, or a new generation of feminist organizations.
November 1863 (Chicago: Dunlop, Sewell & Spalding, 1864); A Record of the Metropolitan Fair in Aid of the United States Sanitary Commission held ...
(48.) The United States Sanitary Commission: A Sketch of its Purposes and its Work (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1863), 1.
Wormeley], The United States Sanitary Commission: A Sketch of its Purposes and its Work (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1863), 253.
Had it not been for the United States Sanitary Commission, a civilian volunteer organisation established at the start of the war in the North, the suffering of Civil War soldiers would have been far worse.
In many ways, Nightingale had more in common with Frederick Law Olmsted and other men involved in the United States Sanitary Commission than she did with women like Dorothea Dix.
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