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Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Fitchburg Forms Ladies Soldier's Aid Society

On this day in 1861, more than 100 women in the central Massachusetts town of Fitchburg formed a Ladies Soldier's Aid Society. The organization's mission was to support Union men on the front and assist their families at home. Even as their men folk went off to war, often returning badly injured — or not at all — and in the face of rising...
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