|From the beginning
of the Civil War Adam's Express shipped a vast quantity of mail and
supplies both public and private to and from the those serving in
the military and their loved ones at home.
Even official correspondence was shipped sometimes through private
companies such as Adam's Co., Wells Fargo, etc.
One of the most crucial
services for morale was the delivery of mail to and from the
soldiers in the field. Thus the original "care package" from home
originated during this time.
An agent at the
Hilton Head Adam's Express office in South Carolina said, “What a
joy a box of goodies from home was. How pathetic the faces of those
who inquired again and again and received nothing!”
In the "boxes from home" families would send socks, shirts, soap,
shaving items, foodstuffs, paper, writing instruments, anything that
would help their loved one endure.
It is with great pleasure that we introduce to our customers our
version of a "box from home" based on some original photographs that
we have found in our research.