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The Great North-Western Sanitary Fair closes in Chicago, Illinois having raised $270,000

Great North-Western Sanitary Fair, Chicago, Illinois, interior view, June 1865, artist's impression, detail
06/24/1865
The last great Sanitary Fair of the war to raise funds for the United States Sanitary Commission and the Chicago Soldiers' Home had opened in Chicago, Illinois on May 30, 1865.  The affair, with its centerpiece of Union Hall among the specially constructed buildings near the lakefront, raised more than $270,000 for sick and wounded soldiers.  A highlight was the visit of Generals Grant and Sherman.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Chicago Sanitary Fair," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, July 8, 1865, p. 248. 
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