Recommendation by the Sanitary Commission written by the Commission President, James E. Yeatman, September 20, 1861

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Identifier: D03889

Title: Recommendation of the Sanitary Commission by the President, James E. Yeatman, September 20, 1861

Description: Recommends the supply of twelve of "Irwin's Union Camp Cots" to every regiment in the Western Department, includes a description of the cots, which would serve the purpose of stretchers.


Office of the Sanitary Comm.

S Louis. Sept. 20. 1861

The Sanitary Commission respectfully recommend that Twelve of “Irwin’s Union Camp Cots” be immediately supplied to every Regiment in the Western Department.

These “cots” are made with straps, and serve the purpose of stretchers. They weigh but twenty pounds, and cost $3.75 each, and are intended for camp use, for the sick & wounded.

James E Yeatman

Presdt Sanitary Comm

Requisition approved and actg. Asst. Dept. Mr. [Master] Genl McKinstry will have it filled.

J. C. Fremont

Maj Genl Camp

The order being

Directed to Qu. Mr.

Another [two words unclear]

Directed to Med. Pur-



Item: Documentary Artifacts



Dates: 1861


Maker/Creator: Yeatman, James E., 1818-1901

Subjects: Charity
Missouri--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Saint Louis (Mo.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Military supplies
Armed Forces


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