Pocket sized hymn book published by the American Tract Society and presented by the United States Christian Commission. The USCC was formed in the aftermath of the battle of Bull Run, and furnished supplies, medical services, and religious literature to Union troops. It combined religious support with social services and recreational activities. It supplied Protestant chaplains and social workers and collaborated with the U.S. Sanitary Commission in providing medical services. This hymn book measures 4 ¼” by 2 ¾” and is inscribed on the first page “Len. Nichols Co.II. 1st C.V. Arty. Before Petersburg, VA.” Lenthel Nichols enlisted in the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery in May 1861 and mustered out as a corporal in September 1865. On the second page, Nichols sketched the bust of a nude woman in pencil. The last page features a pencil sketch of a soldier smoking a pipe and reading. A wonderful ID’d tract with interesting soldier’s art.
Inventory Number: IDE 131 / SOLD