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Union Volunteer Refreshment Committee Cards
Wyles SC 274  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Union Volunteer Refreshment Committee Cards,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1862
    Collection Number: Wyles SC 274
    Creator: Union Volunteer Refreshment Committee of Philadelphia
    Extent: .01 linear feet (1 folder)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Vault
    Language: English.

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Union Volunteer Refreshment Committee Cards. Wyles SC 274. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information


    Scope and Content of Collection

    Two small printed Civil War era cards, issued by the Union Volunteer Refreshment Committee of Philadelphia, listing officers, committee members, history and statement of purpose, and also including engravings of the committee's refreshment saloon and hospital. According to the cards, nearly 300,000 soldiers had been assisted by the end of 1862, as they passed through Philadelphia, and the refreshment saloon could feed up to 15,000 soldiers in a single day.