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Guide to Civil War Philadelphia
Richard A. Sauers (au). When the Civil War began in 1861, Phila. was an important industrial center behind the Northern war effort. The city boasted 2 large fed. arsenals, a major shipbuilding facility, & the country’s largest locomotive factory. Phila. bankers raised mill. of dollars for the Lincoln admin. Phila. provided safe haven for escaping slaves on the Underground RR, & later a recruitment camp for black soldiers was estab. This unique guidebook includes descriptive background info. on the city’s rich Civil War heritage -- historical bldgs., Underground RR sites, museums, archives, libraries, cemeteries, commemorative statues & plaques. Also includes an overview of the city’s wartime history & a selected list of accommodations with Civil War connections. Photos.
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