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This collection will include records from 1901-1927.
This collection contains registers of Confederate veterans who were inmates of the home in Atlanta. Volume contents includes name, occupation, county of residence, date of birth, date and place entered military service, rank, company, regiment, when and where wounded, when and where taken prisoner of war, when and where put on specific detail, when and where separated from service, commanding officers, rank, branch of service, age upon admission to home, date entered home, relatives, date of death or discharge, date and place of burial. Records are located at the Georgia Department of Archives and History in Atlanta.
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- Georgia Department of Archives and History. Georgia, Confederate Home Records, 1901-1927. Atlanta, GA.
The forms ask for the following information. However, The information found varies between records.
- Birth date and place
- Date and place entered military service
- Military engagements (battles)
- Date and place of injuries
- When and where taken prisoner
- When and where assigned to special details
- Officer assigning the special details and why assigned to the detail
- Where and when service ended (may also include why ended)
- Commanding officers
- Branch of service
- Record date
- Age at the time of record
The records may also include:
- Company and regiment
- Date of death or military discharge
- Date and place of burial
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- Year entered the home
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.