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In Philadelphia, the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon closes

Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, Philadelphia, circa 1862, detail
12/01/1865
Although the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon initially closed in August 1865, it reopened in late fall in order to serve the remaining troops returning home from the South before shutting its doors permanently in December 1865.  The establishment served about nine hundred thousand soldiers total during the Civil War. (By Brenna McKelvey) 
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