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The Sanitary Commission of the Civil War

  • Sponsor: Hilltown Historical Society
  • Location: Strassburger Farmstead
  • Dates: June 4, 2022
  • Address: 407 Keystone Drive, Sellersville, PA 18960
  • Phone: 12152856265
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free to attend

Bonny Forbes and her group invites you to learn about the Sanitary Commission that was set up as a support program for the Union cause during the Civil War. Her group, clothed in Civil War era outfits will demonstrate the tasks performed by this commission. The United States Sanitary Commission was founded in 1861 as the American Civil War began. Its purpose was to promote clean and healthy conditions in the Union Army camps. The Sanitary Commission staffed field hospitals, raised money, provided supplies, and worked to educate the military and government on matters of health and sanitation. 

The Sanitary Commission of the Civil War