The Sanitary Commission of the United States Army: A Succinct Narrative of Its Works and Purposes

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Published for the Benefit of the United States Sanitary Commission, 1864 - 318 pages
 

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Page 274 - I am not accustomed to the use of the language of eulogy ; I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women ; but I must say that, if all that has been said by orators and poets, since the creation of the world, in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war.
Page 274 - For it has been said, all that a man hath will he give for his life; and while all contribute of their substance, the soldier puts his life at stake, and often yields it up in his country's cause. The highest merit, then, is due to the soldier.
Page 109 - River It has distributed a surprisingly large amount of clothing, lint, bandages and bedding, as well as milk, concentrated beef, fruit, and other Sanitary stores essential to the recovery of the sick and wounded. W. S BOSECRANS, Major General Commanding Department.
Page 132 - ... obtain a cargo of stores. " At Louisville a public meeting was held under the auspices of the Kentucky Branch, and six thousand dollars were contributed by the citizens. The Governor of the State, through an admirable representative, JB Temple, Esquire, paid a beautiful tribute to the United States Sanitary Commission, and expressed his desire and purpose to make it the medium of conveying the State's contribution to the brave soldiers of the Union. The Jacob Strader, the largest and finest boat...
Page 90 - ... their military status, convalescents, discharged men not able to get their pay. Of these, the average length of time they are on our hands is about three days. The priceless value of this supplementary system, no tongue can tell. The abandonment of it would create an amount of suffering which a multiplication of 2300 by 365 days in the year, will but serve to hint at. " In connection with these homes, at the great military centres, New Orleans, Louisville, Washington, are bureaus, in aid of the...
Page 104 - We find, in the absence of vegetable diet, a cause for a great part of the mortality of our troops, both after the receipt of wounds and from disease. Indirectly it may account for suppuration, gangrene, pyasmia, erysipelas, diarrha-a, dysentery, fever, rheumatism, etc., and we fully believe that one barrel of potatoes per annum is to the Government equal to one man.
Page 139 - Landing, and the first night meals were provided for 600 wounded brought down by the cars. Mr. Knapp was cordially assisted in this humane work by several members of the Christian Commission who were present at that place. Through the cordial cooperation of the Quartermaster of the post, Mr. Knapp had a building erected adjoining our portable storehouse, which affords shelter and a good bed to nearly 100 every night.
Page 144 - Thursday, when a heavy firing commenced on our left, where the ' rebs' were trying a flank movement. As soon as the wounded began to come in, I started out with the wagons to distribute the stores. We reached five different hospitals, which were .all we were able to find that night, and early in the morning three others, which exhausted our stores. We were just in time to do the most good possible, as the Government wagons had been sent back ten miles, and many of the hospitals were not supplied...
Page 109 - Its organization, experience, and large facilities for the work are such that the general does not hesitate to recommend, in the most urgent manner, all those who desire to send sanitary supplies, to confide them to the care of this Commission. They will thus insure the supplies reaching their destination without wastage or expense of agents or transportation, and their being distributed in a judicious manner, without disorder or interference with the regulations or usages of the service.

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