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The Ladies have again resumed the duties of the “Ladies Soldiers Aid Society,” they are busily engaged in making up comforts for the hospital and are also making clothing for the Soldiers, if the efforts of the Ladies could feed and clothe our army a great deal of suffering would be unknown, the Ladies of the south have been untiring in their exertions towards making comfortable their husbands, brothers and sweethearts. God bless the women of the sunny South.

Source: North Carolina Whig (Charlotte), NC October 21, 1862 as found in www.digitalnc.org



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March 20, 1862



Headquarters, Department of North Carolina.


Office of Medical Director,


Goldsboro, March 16, 1862


To Richard Sterling, Esq., Cor. Sec. S.A.S.:


            Sir: I acknowledge, in behalf of the sick and wounded soldiers of this department, three boxes of hospital supplies which have been placed in my trust by Mr. R. M. Sloan and Dr. D. P. Weir.

             It is hardly necessary that I should say how acceptable they are, and how timely they have arrived.  In the name of the recipients of this bounty of the ladies of Greensborough, I thank them for this evidence of their patriotism and devotion to our cause.  Very respectfully, your obed’t servant.


            JAS. J. WARING, Med. Director.


Source: The Greensborough Patriot, March 20, 1862 as found on Confederate Newspaper Project

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Soldiers’ Aid Society.

             The Soldiers’ Aid Society of Greensboro have prepared and forwarded to Dr. James K. Hall for the hospital of the 22d N. C. Regiment:

             12 bed ticks, 13 feather pillows, 24 sheets, 15 pillow cases, 12 comforts, 3 pr. Drawers, 5 shirts, 25 pr. Socks, 13 towels, 13 bandages, 1 bag raw cotton, 1 box linen lint.

             Contributions of blackberry wine, blackberry vinegar, sage red pepper, rice, sugar, canned tomatoes, ginger, nutmegs, allspice, tomato catsup, preserved peaches and blackberries, dried apples, peaches and blackberries, pickles, butter, cordial, honey, bay rum, lemon syrup, corn starch, mutton suet, tea, cloves, blanket, mustard, brandied peaches, canned peaches, 1 pair scissors, dogwood and slippery elm barks, pennyroyal, dittany, 1 pair woolen, 1 pair cotton socks, books and tracts were received from the following ladies:

             Mrs. Jas. Long, Mrs. Jno. Sloan, Mrs. D. Scott, Mrs. P. Adams, Mrs. L. Walker, Mrs. J. H. Smith, Mrs. E. P. Eckle, Mrs. C. N. McAdoo, Mrs. P. Doub, Mrs. R. P. dick, Mrs. Jno. Cole, Mrs. C. G. Yates, Mrs. W. Warton, Miss M. Morehead, Mrs. J. Bethel, Mrs. R. McLean, Mrs. McCuloch, Mrs. Jas. Dick. Mrs. Jessee H. Lindsay, Mrs. R. Gorrell, Mrs. Jordan, Mrs. T. M. Jones, Mrs. A. Caldwell, Mrs. R. Lindsay, Mrs. Barringer, Mrs. Bumpas, Mrs. R. Sterling, Mrs. O. Huber, Mrs. J. A. Gilmer, Miss Caldcleugh, Mrs. Spruce.

             These have all been forwarded to their destination, to add to the comfort of our brave N. C. troops.


 Source: The Greensborough Patriot, Feb. 20, 1862 as found on the Confederate Newspaper Project

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February 14, 1862


We saw, a few days since, a piece of Home Made Flannel, which has been presented to the Sunsbury Soldier’s Aid Society by Mrs. T. H. Lassiter.  It was in every way superior to the flannel we have been accustomed to getting from the North.  The piece contained about 30 yards which had been presented to the Society to be made up for the Volunteers from the county of Gates.  The Ladies of Gates are doing their full share in aid of the noble fellows that have gone forth to the battle field.

Source: Suffolk Christian Sun, as found on Confederate Newspaper Project

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January 31, 1862

Dined with Sister Frances*.  All well & as usual, she busy making Haversacks and Flags for the Regiments to take the field in the Spring.  Went visiting in the morning.  Susan Rayner carried me into the Ladies Soldiers Aid Society, the same one to whom I gave my wool Mattrass in the Fall to be knit into socks.  Ellen Mordecai is the President and Susan the Treasurer.  We found about a dozen ladies all hard at work on Hospital shirts & drawers.  Ellen & Susan had their Sewing Machines & all were as busy as possible.  The work they have done is wonderful, indeed the Ladies all through the country have been heart & soul in the cause.  Never was there such universal enthusiasm, enthusiasm too which does not evaporate in words but shows itself in work, real hard work, steady and constant.  These Ladies have spent three days of the week at this Society room since Sept & show no signs of flagging.  Promised Ellen & Susan some Dahlia Roots & some Tube Roses in the spring when I plant mine out.  The first sunshiny days we have had in weeks!  I hope it crippled Burnside.

 * Longtime readers may recall that Catherine was extremely upset with Sister Frances last February, calling her a “terrible unionist.”  See the post here: http://wp.me/p1qIB8-L

Source: Edmondston, Catherine Ann Devereux, 1823-1875, Journal of a Secesh Lady: The Diary of Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston 1860-1866. Crabtree, Beth G and Patton, James W., (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1979). http://nc-historical-publications.stores.yahoo.net/478.html

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