U.S. Christian Commission in Washington
Original Author: Unknown
Created: April 1865
Medium: Wet collodion glass-plate negative

U.S. Christian Commission in Washington, D.C.

A group of men, women, and children—including several Union soldiers with missing limbs—stand before the Washington, D.C., office of the U.S. Christian Commission, an organization devoted to offering spiritual comfort and supplies to Union soldiers and sailors during the Civil War. This image was made by an unknown photographer in April 1865.