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Soldiers’ Aid Society in Cleveland from the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
A group of women from various Cleveland churches first met as the Ladies Aid Society on  April 20,1861. and organized a “blanket raid” to collect quilts and blankets for troops being mustered at Camp Taylor, one of the 7 camps in Cleveland.  The official war was new and the ladies had no idea what was ahead of them. Six months later the group joined with other benevolent groups to form the Soldiers’ Aid Society of Northern Ohio.  Financed by private donations, the organization cared for the sick and wounded, provided ambulance and hospital service, solicited clothing and medical supplies, and sent food to soldiers in the field throughout the Civil War. The society established a distribution center at 95 Bank (W. 6th) St.
In 1863 the Ladies Aid Society of Pleasant Township in Knox County reported they had collected the following for the war effort: 
shirts, 91;
drawers, 65 pairs;
pocket handkerchiefs, 138;
pillow slips, 42;
pillows, 10;
sheets, 6;
towels, 35;
socks, 9 pairs;
mittens, 2 pairs;
compresses, 32 rolls;
bandages, 59 rolls;
5 bundles of papers and magazines,
1 pound of hops,
53 pads,
13 fans,
2 neckties,
3 boxes 2 rolls and 1 sack of lint,
32 pounds of crackers,
6 pounds of dry toast,
10 dozen pickles,
4 quarts of vinegar,
18 jugs of canned fruit and pickles,
42 bushels of apples,
7 quarts of dried peaches,
23 quarts of elderberries,
14 quarts of dried cherries,
5 quarts of sweet corn,
3 quarts canned fruit,
13 bushels of potatoes,
2$ bushels of onions,
1 bushel of beets, and
one bushel of cabbage.
http://www.rosecransheadquarters.org/LadiesAid/Sanitation.htm#soldiers Aid

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Soldiers’ Aid Society in Cleveland from the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

A group of women from various Cleveland churches first met as the Ladies Aid Society on  April 20,1861. and organized a “blanket raid” to collect quilts and blankets for troops being mustered at Camp Taylor, one of the 7 camps in Cleveland.  The official war was new and the ladies had no idea what was ahead of them. Six months later the group joined with other benevolent groups to form the Soldiers’ Aid Society of Northern Ohio.  Financed by private donations, the organization cared for the sick and wounded, provided ambulance and hospital service, solicited clothing and medical supplies, and sent food to soldiers in the field throughout the Civil War. The society established a distribution center at 95 Bank (W. 6th) St.

In 1863 the Ladies Aid Society of Pleasant Township in Knox County reported they had collected the following for the war effort: 

  • shirts, 91;
  • drawers, 65 pairs;
  • pocket handkerchiefs, 138;
  • pillow slips, 42;
  • pillows, 10;
  • sheets, 6;
  • towels, 35;
  • socks, 9 pairs;
  • mittens, 2 pairs;
  • compresses, 32 rolls;
  • bandages, 59 rolls;
  • 5 bundles of papers and magazines,
  • 1 pound of hops,
  • 53 pads,
  • 13 fans,
  • 2 neckties,
  • 3 boxes 2 rolls and 1 sack of lint,
  • 32 pounds of crackers,
  • 6 pounds of dry toast,
  • 10 dozen pickles,
  • 4 quarts of vinegar,
  • 18 jugs of canned fruit and pickles,
  • 42 bushels of apples,
  • 7 quarts of dried peaches,
  • 23 quarts of elderberries,
  • 14 quarts of dried cherries,
  • 5 quarts of sweet corn,
  • 3 quarts canned fruit,
  • 13 bushels of potatoes,
  • 2$ bushels of onions,
  • 1 bushel of beets, and
  • one bushel of cabbage.

http://www.rosecransheadquarters.org/LadiesAid/Sanitation.htm#soldiers Aid

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