Sanitary Commission

The United States Christian Commission was an important relief organization during the Civil War. Organized in November 1861 under YMCA auspices, it sent more than 5000 volunteers into the field before the war's end.

Songs and Hymns
Music and words for selected songs and hymns of the Civil War.

Stories from the Delegates
The Christian Commission carefully gathered stories from its volunteers, then distributed them throughout the country in tracts, newspapers, and religious magazines.

What They Carried
The Christian Commission provided a wide variety of books, stationary, food, medical supplies, and religious tracts. We offer a few examples, suitable for use during reenactments.