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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Source citation
 
C.E. Hill to Editor, December 29, 1861, Philadelphia, PA, in James Moore, ed., The History of the Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon (Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Rogers, 1866), 120-123.
Author (from)
  Hill, C.E.
Recipient (to)
  Editor
Type
  Letter
Date Certainty
  Exact
Transcriber
  Transcription adapted from The History of the Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon (1866), edited by James Moore
  Adapted by Brenna McKelvey, Dickinson College
Transcription date
  06/21/2010

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