Captain Stephen Wilbur – YMCA

November 13, 1905

When George Williams, the founder of the Young Mens' Christian Association dies in England, the local Binghamton YMCA and affiliates have a memorial service.

Stephen Wilbur is referred to as "Captain" S.D. Wilbur. Was he given a rank higher than "private"? Did the YMCA designate ranks?

He talks that day about the Christian Commission, an outgrowth of the YMCA, that sent 5,000 nurses to work during the Civil War. The organization also donated $5,000,000 aid during that time.

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