Guide to Civil War Philadelphia

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When the Civil War began in 1861, Philadelphia was an important industrial center behind the Northern war effort. The city boasted two large federal arsenals, a major shipbuilding facility, the country's largest locomotive factory, and the busiest flag manufacturer in the United States. Philadelphia bankers raised valuable government bonds and millions of dollars for the Lincoln administration. Several prominent Union generals were born in Philadelphia, and the city enlisted scores of regiments for the Union cause. ...

Guide to Civil War Philadelphia 2003, Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780306812323

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