Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- March 16, 1863Ladies' Aid for the Support of Sick and Wounded Union Soldiers
A report from the Ladies' Aid Society dated March 13, 1863, and signed by Mrs. Julie Butz, treasurer, stated that Mrs. Louise Degenhardt and Mrs. Elise Schneider left for Memphis, Tennessee Thursday, March 12, to distribute the articles which the Ladies' Aid had purchased for sick and wounded soldiers.
Mrs. Degenhardt and Mrs. Schneider will confer with America's Florence Nightingale, noble Mrs. Harvey, widow of the late Governor of Wisconsin, and it will depend upon her advice whether or not the Chicagoans will go to Nashville. The report of the ladies will be published later.
Following is a list of articles which have been shipped to Memphis at the expense of the Chicago Sanitary Commission and will be distributed:
Value 21 bushels onions $53.70 587 pounds dried apples $38.16 264 pounds dried pears 47.52 6 barrels cabbage 17.20 150 pairs woolen socks 48.00 96 pounds solidified milk 33.60 220 pounds plums 30.00 220 pounds barley 15.40 138 pounds sage 11.04 200 pounds codfish 11.00 1 barrel Norwegian herring $12.00 60 gallons Bourbon whisky 50.00 36 bottles brandy 30.00 50 dozens lemons 13.50 78 bushels potatoes 78.00 1168 pounds crackers 36.29 488 pounds rice 43.92 171 pounds sugar 29.07 1 barrel sauerkraut 12.00 1 barrel pickles $9.00 316 pounds butter 79.12 28 pounds Java coffee 10.39 18 pounds tea 20.25 194 pounds farina 14.83 Total $748.59
The above articles were purchased on advice of Judge Skinner, president of the Sanitary Commission, who has considerable experience in such matters. The remainder of the money which was contributed will be used for the benefit of sick and wounded soldiers who are now at home (in Chicago), after the expenses 5of Mrs. Degenhardt and Mrs. Schneider have been deducted. The Illinois Central Railroad gave them free passage to Cairo and back to Chicago. (Telegraph and Union, please copy.)
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