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The Sixth Massachusetts Regiment arrives in Philadelphia on its way to Washington DC, via Baltimore

Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, Philadelphia, circa 1862, detail
04/18/1861
The Sixth Massachusetts Regiment arrived by steam ferry from New Jersey at the wharf at the bottom of Walnut Street in Philadelphia.  Massive crowds cheered as they marched up Chesnut Street to their overnight quarters at the Girard Hotel.  They entrained the next day for Washington, DC and while changing trains in Baltimore were the main victims of the attacks in the streets of that city by southern sympathizers.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 758.

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