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Supporting the Troops

When the war began, many civilians on the home front organized "aid societies" in order to collect food and clothing, raise money, and many other activities in order to improve the lives of soldiers at the front. Click the links below and the items on the right-hand side to learn about the different ways Minnesotans supported the troops.



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Socks


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Letter from the General Secretary of the Sanitary Commission to Alexander Ramsey, September 20, 1861


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Soldier's sewing kit


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Banner


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Star pattern quilt /made by Emilina Bistodeau


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