A Tourist Guide to Civil War Washington D.C. by Thomas Power Lowry M.D. Pages 135
Washington, DC was wild in 1863. Wild and wide open. The tourist, civilian or military, had his choice of 5 theatres, 29 hotels, 212 restaurants, 88 houses of prostitution, 16 whiskey saloons, 85 grocery and liquor stores, 22 rum mills, and 15 oyster saloons. Newly opened Federal records tell all.