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C.E. Hill to Editor, December 29, 1861

Cooper Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa February 12, 1862, detail
During the Civil War, volunteer refreshment saloons formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as places of rest for Union soldiers passing through the city. The saloons provided the soldiers with food, drink, and medical care. In a letter to a newspaper editor on December 29, 1861, Dr. C.E. Hill commented on the hospitality of the Cooper Shop Refreshment Saloon President William M. Cooper, head surgeon Dr. Andrew Nebinger, and Lady Principal Anna M. Ross during his stay at the saloon on Otsego Street. Hill described the positive atmosphere created by the committee’s hospitality and claimed, “soldiers were never better cared for than in this hall.” (By Brenna McKelvey)


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