Our Acre and Its Harvest; Historical Sketch of the Soldiers' Aid Society of Northern Ohio

Our Acre and Its Harvest; Historical Sketch of the Soldiers' Aid Society of Northern Ohio

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...Northern Ohio that soldiers desiring to enter the State Home might report themselves at Cleveland whence they would be forwarded to Columbus at the charge of the Sanitary Commission. The officers of the Society made it the chief business of this winter to collect and send forward invalid soldiers to Columbus. The Cleveland Soldiers' Home became a rendezvous where the feeble men were kept for a few days for rest, if need be, provided with comfortable undei" clothing, furnished with railroad tickets to Columbus and a certificate which insured them admission to the State Home. The Cleveland and Columbus railroad company afforded these tickets to the Aid Society at half the usual rates. The steward of the Cleveland Home was often sent down in charge of a squad of helpless soldiers or with very sick men, who were always removed on a bed comfortably settled in the baggage car. At the Columbus depot an ambulance stood ready to convey them to the door of the State Home. Some further notice of the Ohio State Soldiers' Home is given in the Special Relief Report which accompanies this history. It may be said here that the officers of the Cleveland Aid Society had a warm interest in this institution through its entire existence, --an interest that was not withdrawn when in the summer of 1867 it was transferred to the general Government, became a National Soldiers' Asylum, and was removed to permanent buildings at Dayton, O. As may be imagined, the work of "closing up" went on but slowly in the little second-story office of the Aid Society this winter. Files of letters were indeed drawn from their dusty pigeon-holes and prepared for preservation in letterbooks; printed documents were indexed and arranged for binding. The great ledgers and...
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540239
  • 9781236540232