Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
US Sanitary Commission Great Central Fair
Held at Logan Square from June 7-28, 1864, this event raised more than one million dollars for the Union cause during the Civil War. Formed to coordinate efforts of women volunteering to support the war effort, the Commission gave relief and comfort to soldiers and their families. In his only official public appearance in Philadelphia, President Abraham Lincoln addressed the crowd on June 16, praising the important work of the organization.
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 57.457′ N, 75° 10.269′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Benjamin Franklin Parkway near Logan Square, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The City Plan of Philadelphia (within shouting distance of this marker); Meriwether Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); The Heart of the Parkway (within shouting distance of this marker); Swann Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); 1914-1918 Tribute Trees (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aero Memorial (about 300 feet away); Aero Memorial Pillar (about 300 feet away); All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • War, US Civil •
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