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The Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon opens in Philadelphia

Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, Philadelphia, circa 1862, detail
05/27/1861
The Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon opened on May 27, 1861 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the corner of Washington Avenue and Swanson Street.  With the help of Samuel B. Fales, Barzilai S. Brown’s storefront was expanded to accommodate a large number of sick, wounded, and hungry Union troops.  (By Brenna McKelvey)
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