This is my version of this week’s Civil War Quilt block #24, Ladies Aid Album.
The angel in the center of this block is my tribute to the angels of mercy who worked so tirelessly to comfort the wounded soldiers as best they could under such unsophisticated, unsanitary circumstances in the hospitals of the era.
|"May 1864. Fredericksburg, Virginia. Cooking tent of the U.S. Sanitary Commission." Photograph from the main Eastern theater of war, Grant's Wilderness Campaign, May-June 1864. Wet plate glass negative by James Gardner.” |