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Union Volunteer Refreshment Committee cards, ca.1862.
Wyles SC 274
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Title:

Union Volunteer Refreshment Committee cards, ca.1862

Creator/Contributor:

Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.), creator

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Two small, printed Civil War era cards, issued by the Union Volunteer Refreshment Committee of Philadelphia, with engravings of the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and Hospital on the front. On the back are names of officers and committee members and a brief history of the organization, including a statement of purpose. According to the information provided, the organization is supported soley by voluntary contributions from the people of Philadelphia and surrounding areas; it receives no aid from the City, State, or General Government; it has served nearly 300,000 soldiers by the end of 1862 as they passed through Philadelphia; it has the capacity to feed 1,200 to 1,500 soldiers at one time and up to 15,000 soldiers per day; and it was instituted on May 27, 1861.

Date:

1862 (issued)

Subject:

n-us--- -- n-us-pa
Barrows, Arad -- 1818-1888
Wade, Joseph B
Brown, Bazilla S
Ward, Eliab
Corson, Robert R
Sr -- Smith, Isaac B
Cooper, Erasmus W
Williams, Job T
Hicks, John W
Flomerfelt, George
Sr -- Krider, John
Jr -- Smith, Isaac B
Grieves, Charles B
McGlathery, James
Smith, John B
Myers, Curtis
Powell, Chris
Mason, W. S
Clampitt, Charles S
Flanagan, D. L
Sharp, Richard
Carrell, James A
Fales, Samuel B
Mrs -- Grover, Mary
Smith, Hannah
Grover, Priscilla
Holland, Sarah
Boyer, Margaret
Smith, Eliza J
Elkinton, Anna A
Barrows, Ellen B
Field, Mary L
Lowry, Ellen J
Wade, Mary D
Plumer, Eliza
Cassedy, Mary A
Mason, Emily
Green, Mary
Baily, Catharine
Helmbold, Eliza
Lee, Amanda
Sharf, Elizabeth Horton
Femington, Sarah
Anderson, Kate B
Grover, Anna
Krider, Martha B
Field, Annie
Miss -- Grover, Mary
Bailey, Hannah F
Lee, Mary
Lemmens, Leopold M. J
Kingston, Charles H
Ward, Martha V. R
Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Hospitals -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Miscellanea
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals

Note:

Included in folder are a typed title page and a page scope and content notes.
Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Union Volunteer Refreshment Committee cards. Wyles SC 274. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Cards (information artifacts)

Physical Description:

2 items (2 leaves) ; 10 x 14 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.