Exactly 150 years ago, today, this was an advertisement published in the Daily National Republican (though it seems the ad itself dates to December of the previous year).

advertisement for soldiers in the Daily National Republican on February 7th, 1863
advertisement for soldiers in the Daily National Republican on February 7th, 1863
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Also, it’s interesting to note the warning notice regarding fraudulent tickets being sold.

Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.