This article in the New York Times describes how the home front relief efforts varied from state to state during the Civil War. On October 1, 1864 the New York Times published a letter to the editor from a female resident of New York who complained about the state’s lackluster relief efforts and compared them to the refreshment saloons in Philadelphia. She described the “poor fellows hobbling with their crutches” around New York in search of food. She also claimed that New York had been sending “Maine’s sons [home] hungry” while the refreshment saloons provided soldiers from different states with food and bathing facilities. (By Brenna McKelvey)
New York Times, "Philadelphia vs. New-York," October 1, 1864
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