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
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 .
Fisher, The Working of the United States Sanitary Commission with Regard to Armies in the Field.
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.