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November 29, 1861


Wheeling Intelligencer
November 30, 1861

A Report of the Ladies Union Aid Society, from the time of its Organization, May 28th, to November 29, 1861.

The following articles have been made and donated to the soldiers in the field, and their families, and to the prisoners at Camp Carlile: 389 flannel shirts, 178 check shirts, 400 havelocks, 152 pairs socks, 200 handkerchiefs, 108 comforts, 74 pair pillow slips, 50 woolen hoods, 20 neck comforts, 500 needle cases, 4 pair pantaloons, 1 vest, 1 blanket, 2 boxes lint, 1 box bandages, 200 towels, 1 pair suspenders, 1 silk dressing gown, 1 woolen do, 17 pairs drawers.

Work on Hand.—33 comforts, 50 pairs socks, 1 woolen dressing gown, 20 needle books, 5 flannel shirts, 5 cotton shirts, 3 pairs drawers, 5 towels, 25 pillow cases, 18 sheets, 1 blanket, 1 quilt, 10 feather pillows.

Money Donated to the Families of Soldiers.

1st Ward………………………$82 00
2nd Ward……………………… $4 00
4th Ward………………………. $27 00
5th Ward………………………$112 00
Ritchietown…………………… $10 00
Island………………………… $5 00
$240 00

The Society would respectfully solicit contributions, and especially such articles as yarn, gloves, mittens and socks, or the money to provide material for the same. These articles will be indispensable to the comfort of soldiers on the approaching cold weather. Belle Morrison, Sec’y.
Wheeling, Nov. 29, 1861.


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