Original paper items from this important volunteer organization that supported the sick and wounded federal soldiers during the Civil War.
2 Checks & A Postal Cover From the US Sanitary Commission. Both are signed, and endorsed by Chas. F. Mudge, Superintendent on the Boston Branch of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, both dated 1864, and both for Mudge’s “current expense account.” The checks are very clean and have the printed logo of the Federal Shield.
The cover with “U.S. Sanitary Commission” – corner has a Circle Date Stamp POINT COMFORT, VA /FEB 3…3 cent stamped canceled with crude cork cancel. Right edge torn, but stamp is intact. Some writing on the back is hard to read, “Mary lost 2 earrings….
The lot overall very good – fine.
The Sanitary Commission was a private relief organization created by Federal legislation in 1861, with the main purpose of supporting the sick and wounded federal soldiers during the Civil War. By the beginning of 1863, branches were forming all over the North in major cities, with great amounts of money being raised.