This New York Times article from August 29, 1865 commended the Philadelphia volunteer refreshment saloons for their selfless service and “warm and friendly treatment” of the Union soldiers. The refreshment saloons officially closed in late August 1865 as the troops returned home from battle. The article commented that “hundreds of lives have been saved” as a result of the saloon’s efforts. The female volunteers of the refreshment saloons received special praise from the article for their tireless dedication that made each institution a success and the paper went so far as to say that Philadelphia should be known as the “City of Sisterly Love.” (By Brenna McKelvey)
New York Times, "The City of Brotherly Love," August 29, 1865
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