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In a rainy Philadelphia, General George Meade leads Philadelphia's veterans in a welcome home parade

Parade of Veterans, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1865, artist's impression.
06/10/1865
In a torrential rain, Philadelphia troops, with General George Meade at their head, passed in review before Governor Curtin and Philadelphia Mayor Henry in Penn Square in the city. After a reception at the Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, one of its last before closing, the troops were dismissed.  (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:825.