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Bygones of Monroe:

The Ladies Aid Society

The Ladies Aid Society have been doing a large amount of work within the past ten days for the Seventh Regiment.  The work completed and furnished to the Regiment for Hospital use, up to the present time is as follows:  100 sheets, 115 pillow cases, 25 bed ticks, 3 dozen hospital shirts, 2 dozen hospital drawers, 6 dozen towels, one dozen long and two dozen short hospital gowns, 120 bandages, 52 bags for hospital use, 12 packages compresses, and two sacks of lint.  They have also prepared as a donation to Company D, (Capt. Darrahs,) 101 towels, and 101 housewives, and will also furnish a large additional number of housewives to others in the Regiment who have not been supplied.  We learn that many ladies in the City have been quite liberal in their donations, and we are desired to return them the thanks of the Society.

(Monroe Commercial August 29, 1861, Page 3, Column 1)

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