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Record Description

This collection contains images of files of Confederate veterans who were inmates of the Arkansas Confederate Home in Little Rock. The files were acquired from the Arkansas State History Commission and are arranged alphabetically. The collection includes records from 1890 to 1963.

For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

The records may contain any of the following:

  • Name
  • Birth date and place
  • Names and residences of spouse and children, if any
  • Residence at time of application
  • Parent's names
  • Details of military service
  • Financial condition
  • Physical condition
  • Death date and place
  • Age at time of death
  • Cause of death

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as birth date and residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Surname Range" category which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the residence to search for census records.
  • Use the spouse's name to search for marriage records.
  • Use the name and service information to obtain all military records.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also search for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the records of other soldier homes.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citations for this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

“Arkansas, Confederate Soldier Home, 1890-1963.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock, AR.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image will be available on each image once the collection is published.

 

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