February 7th, 1863: Notice to Sick and Wounded Soldiers

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

Also, it’s interesting to note the warning notice regarding fraudulent tickets being sold.

 

More from Ghosts of DC

1908 Washington Senators

The 1908 Washington Ball Team

Here is a great old photograph of the 1908 Washington Senators. They were 67-85 that year 22.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers for the pennant.

View from Pennsylvania Avenue NW looking east towards the buildings on the east side of 15th Street as well as the southeast corner of 15th and G Streets. Streetcars and horses and wagons are on streets.

15th and G St. NW in 1911

I’m trying to make out where this is today. 15th, Pennsylvania, and G St. don’t really intersect. Can you help out and add your ideas

1953’s Air Travel Predictions

We love old predictions of the future like this. This was an article from The Washington Post printed on December 18th, 1953, the day after