Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Soldier's Party At Hopeville

There was another soldier’s Party at Hopeville, on last Monday evening, given by Mr. Newton the worthy postmaster of that place. There were about 125 present at supper, after which they adjourned to a neig[h]boring Ball Room, to trip to the measures of the many dance[s].

We are glad to see that our neighbors of Hopeville are still inclined to show their patriotism by the kind feeling they display to our returned soldiers and Veterans, who have been so long deprived of the social enjoyments to which a thankful and loyal people say, they are now entitled.

– Published in The Union Sentinel, Osceola, Iowa, April 16, 1864

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