1862, Columbus, Ohio. "The first ladies of that city, those who scarcely think of doing their own sewing, have worked all winter for the soldiers. To raise money...they open bazaars, and resort to every other honest method...."When the Civil War erupted in 1861 Nancy Dunlevy Anderson was in her mid-fifties, living with her husband Judge Thomas Jefferson Anderson in Marion, Ohio.
"Annie is working on the flags all day and is still at work. The young ladies make and present them to the companies."
"A motley set, dressed in garments of every conceivable style, material and color: yellow, red, blue, gray, butternut, etc. Around some dirty old bed quilts were thrown, pieces of carpeting, ragged blankets, etc.
See a post about the wardrobe of Confederate prisoners here:https://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-fate-of-many-confederate-quilt.html
"I have a great desire to [attend] but my health is hardly good enough to undergo the fatigue. Annie intended to make some fancy articles...but I was so ill she could not find the time....Cone frames...would have been very salable."
Nancy died at 65 years old five years after the war was over. Here is her grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/185419460/nancy-anderson