Lowell Daily Citizen and News [Massachusetts] Thursday, January 2, 1862
City and Vicinity
Soldiers’ Aid. We have just had handed to us, for the Soldier’s Aid Association, a very well-made pair of stocking, knit by Mrs. Mary V. Coburn of Dracut, the mother of George W. Coburn, Esq., and last surviving daughter of the late Gen. Joseph B. Varnum, formerly speaker of the federal house of representatives. Mrs. Coburn is now 87 years of age. Each of the stockings is ornamented with a star, tastefully wrought into the fabric.
Oh....to see an original pair with stars and or flags knit into them!