Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon of Philadelphia / J. Queen, del. & lith. ; T. Sinclair's Lith., 311 Chestnut St. Phila.
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Print shows Union troops during the American Civil War disembarking from ferries in Philadelphia, having been transported across the Delaware River from New Jersey. They march in formation toward the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, located at the southwest corner of Swanson and Washington avenues, cheered on by Philadelphians, who have lined up to watch. Troops that have eaten, board the "Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad" to fight in the war. Barzilia S. Brown, a local grocer, organized the Saloon in 1861.
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