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Cynthia Knittel Van Sluys

One of only six surviving 'Sanitary Commission Quilts' made by women to send to military hospitals during the Civil War. At exhibit at The Wadsworth Atheneum.

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US Sanitary Commission Civil War Quilt

Civil war quilts- I have read about women sewing quilts for the soldiers, via "the U.S. sanitary commission" in historical fiction.

circa 1865. Made during the American civil war , possibly for the Sanitary Commission