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In Philadelphia, the city's War of 1812 veterans organize a militia company

Broad and Prime Street Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1856
02/11/1862
Philadelphia's veterans of the War of 1812 had determined earlier to form a militia unit.  In the evening they held their first official meeting at the armoury of the Philadelphia Grays to elect a committee and officers.  Colonel John S. Warner was in the chair.  Known as the Philadelphia Veterans, the first gathering saw their numbers at seventy-six men.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 793.

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