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In Philadelphia, the veterans of the 29th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry are welcomed home

Broad and Prime Street Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1856
12/23/1863
The 29th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry returned to Philadelphia on month's leave to an enthusiastic welcome, escorted to the National Guard's Hall and treated to a light meal before being released to their homes. Recruited in October 1861 in the city, the regiment had fought at Chancellorsbille, Gettysburg, and the recent Chattanooga Campaign.  They had reenlisted on December 10, 1863 and were enjoying the leave that came as a bonus.  (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: 811.

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