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Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4589
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
George Palmer Putnam (1814-1872) was a book and magazine publisher. Collection consists of letters from Putnam's friends in London and America concerning the publishing business. Other topics include the distribution of "The Rebellion Record",... more
Steiner, Lewis H. (Lewis Henry), 1827-1892
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2870
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Lewis Henry Steiner (1827-1892) was an American physician and librarian. He helped to organize the Maryland College of Pharmacy where he held the chair in chemistry. During the Civil War he was an inspector for the United States Sanitary... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18819
26.22 linear feet (23 boxes, 87 volumes, 5 oversized folders)
Condensed Historical Matter contains the printed publications, graphics, photographs, maps and artifacts brought together by the USSC during post-war arrangements of its records, including some materials from the Medical Committee Archives.
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18581
3.19 linear feet (8 boxes)
The USSC’s Department of North Carolina was based in the Union-occupied town of New Bern from 1862-1865. Its main functions were the distribution of supplies to area military hospitals, and the provision of special relief services to individual... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18590
4.24 linear feet (10 boxes, 1 volume)
The USSC’s Department of the Gulf was established in New Orleans in 1862. This city became the Department’s base for operations for supply distribution and relief efforts in support of soldiers and sailors in military operations along the Gulf... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18592
4.33 linear feet (7 boxes, 7 volumes)
The Executive Committee of Boston Associates (ECBA) was officially organized on April 1, 1863 as a department of the United States Sanitary Commission’s special relief service. It provided transportation, lodging, clothing, meals, medical... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18591
.92 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 volume)
The USSC’s Department of Shenandoah (also referred to as the Department of West Virginia) was based at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia from spring 1864 through June 1865 under the direction of Superintendent George A. Mühleck, closing its affairs in... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18779
15.54 linear feet (33 boxes, 13 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
The USSC’s Western Department, formally organized in September 1861, assisted soldiers involved primarily in the operations of the Western Theater through a far-reaching network based in Louisville, Kentucky for most of the war. Geologist and... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18579
5.04 linear feet (12 boxes, 1 volume)
The New England Women’s Auxiliary Association (NEWAA) was established on November 28, 1861 in Boston, Massachusetts as an auxiliary branch of the United States Sanitary Commission (USSC). The New England Women’s Auxiliary Association Archives,... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22263
61.66 linear feet (135 boxes, 25 volumes, 3 oversized folders)
The New York, N.Y. Archives, 1861-1878, comprise the records of the USSC’s Standing Committee, papers of USSC president Henry W. Bellows, records of the New York Office, and the Historical Bureau. This group of records was brought together by the... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22266
23.31 linear feet (54 boxes, 4 volumes)
The Woman’s Central Association of Relief (WCAR) was founded in April 1861 in New York City, officially becoming a branch of the USSC on June 24. Its primary function was the procurement of supplies, obtained from an extensive network of... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22290
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The American Association for the Relief of the Misery of Battle Fields (AARMB) was the first American branch of the Comité Internationale de Secours aux Militaires Blessés (later known as the Red Cross), founded in Geneva in 1863. The main... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18780
48.28 linear feet (128 boxes, 35 oversized folders)
The Statistical Bureau was established as a special department at Washington in the summer of 1861 to support the Commission’s role as an independent advisory body to the government, with reference to the health, sanitary condition, and general... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3101
linear feet
The United States Sanitary Commission (USSC), 1861-1879, was a civilian organization authorized by the United States government to provide medical and sanitary assistance to the Union volunteer forces during the United States Civil War... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 19877
62.3 linear feet (86 boxes, 137 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
The USSC established the Hospital Directory in 1862 to collect and record information concerning the location and condition of sick and wounded soldiers in U.S. Army general hospitals at the home front and in war zones, and to provide that... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18820
46.32 linear feet (105 boxes, 21 volumes)
The Accounts and Vouchers Archive, 1861-1879, comprise the financial records of New York and Washington offices; records submitted to those offices by local agencies, branches and departments; and rosters of USSC staff.
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18782
11.44 linear feet (29 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Army of the Potomac Archives, 1862-1865, document the Sanitary Commission's relief work in support of Union armies on campaign in Virginia, from the winter of 1862-1863 to the closing of the USSC’s base at City Point in June, 1865. The... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18817
5.25 linear feet (13 boxes)
The USSC Maryland Archives contain the records of USSC stations in Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, and Sharpsburg, Maryland. The USSC established offices, storehouses, and homes for soldiers and their relatives in these locations at various times... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18818
1.05 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 volume)
The English Branch, which existed from the spring of 1864 to the fall of 1865, was established by Americans living in Britain to gain the support of their compatriots for the work of the USSC and the Union cause. The English Branch Archives... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18809
506.37 linear feet (1190 boxes, 46 volumes)
The United States Sanitary Commission established the Army and Navy Claim Agency (ANCA) in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 1864 to serve as the USSC’s central office to assist Union soldiers, sailors, and their families in prosecuting claims on the... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18781
18.86 linear feet (43 boxes, 9 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
The Pennsylvania Archives, 1861-1867, bring together the records of three USSC organizations working from offices at 1307 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia: the Philadelphia Agency, which was the operational office of the Philadelphia Associates who... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22261
97.93 linear feet (228 boxes, 23 volumes, 5 oversized folders)
The Washington DC Archives, 1861-1866, consist of records of the following Sanitary Commission offices and departments based in Washington: the Central Office, the Special Relief Department, and the Supply Department, as well as the records of two... more
United States Sanitary Commission
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18580
4.87 linear feet (12 boxes, 1 volume)
The California Branch of the United States Sanitary Commission was founded in San Francisco in September, 1862 as the Soldiers’ Relief Fund Committee, an independent fundraising organization. It officially became a branch of the USSC in August of... more
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