Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, No. 607 Sansom Street, 1864. 1st Printing. 24 pp. 8vo. 9" x 5-5/8". Original publisher's pale blue-green printed paper wrappers. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning, edgewear & chipping to covers. Front wrapper with a few numbers penciled thereon. A Good copy. Item #49615
"The United States Sanitary Commission was a private relief agency created by federal legislation on June 18, 1861, to support sick and wounded soldiers of the United States Army during the American Civil War. It operated across the North, raised an estimated $25 million in Civil War era revenue (assuming 1865 dollars, $422.66 million in 2021) and in-kind contributions to support the cause, and enlisted thousands of volunteers. It was modeled on the British Sanitary Commission, set up during the Crimean War (1853-1856), and from the British parliamentary report published after the Indian Rebellion of 1857 ("Sepoy Rebellion")." [Wiki]
This scarce publication [OCLC records just 5 holding institutions] documents those men & women of Philadelphia who gave of their time [and, no doubt, money] to further the cause.