The U.S. At War: Gifts for Uncle Sam

Now that Americans had something to work for and give for, they worked and gave as they had in pioneer days when the wilderness tried to swallow them up, in Civil War days when the Union would have fallen apart without them. Thousands rushed to enlist (see p. 8). Other thousands helped in other ways: > At the Treasury in Washington so many gifts of money arrived that clerks worked overtime to acknowledge them, had no time left to tot them up. One man sent $100 he had won at a movie bank night. A hairdresser sent an...

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