US Military Old Soldiers Home Records

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The following table lists the location of known old soldier homes and Internet information about them. For additional records ask at nearby museums, if any. Some old soldier home records may have ended up at their respective state archives.  
 
The following table lists the location of known old soldier homes and Internet information about them. For additional records ask at nearby museums, if any. Some old soldier home records may have ended up at their respective state archives.  
  
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The Family History Library has microfilms of the following:  
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| bgcolor="#66ff66" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Locating Old Soldiers Home Records'''
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| bgcolor="#66ff66" align="center" | '''State, Locale'''
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| bgcolor="#66ff66" | <center>'''Name'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#66ff66" align="center" | <center>'''Years'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#66ff66" | <center>'''Records at FHL'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#66ff66" | <center>'''Internet'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#66ff66" | <center>'''Data'''</center>
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| width="16%" | AL Mountain Creek
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| width="30%" | Alabama Confederate Soldiers Home = Jefferson Manly Falkner Sold. Hm.
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| width="12%" align="center" | 1902-1939<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Alabama Confederate Soldiers Home," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama_Confederate_Soldiers_Home (accessed 23 November 2009).</ref>
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=522859&disp=Mountain+Creek+Soldiers+Home+headstones%&columns=*,0,0 cemetery], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=671522&disp=Confederate+pension+files+1868%2D1919%2C%20%20&columns=*,0,0 pensions]
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| [http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/confederatepark.html history], [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/civilwar/search.cfm database]
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| align="center" | <ref>R.B. Rosenburg, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27683131 Living Monuments: Confederate Soldier's Homes in the New South]'' (Chapel Hill: Univ. or North Carolina Press, 1993), 215, claims the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery has cemetery rosters, insurance papers, and superintendent reports.</ref>
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| AL Tuskegee
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| Tuskegee Home
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| align="center" | 1933- <ref name="Natl">National Archives, "National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers" at http://www.archives.gov/publications/ref-info-papers/109/national-home-for-disabled-volunteer-soldiers.pdf (accessed 24 November 2009), Family History 101, "Veterans' Homes" in ''Research in Military Records'' [Internet site] at http://www.familyhistory101.com/research-military/index.html (accessed 24 November 2009).</ref>
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| Not at FHL
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| [http://www.familyhistory101.com/research-military/index.html mention]
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| &nbsp;
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| AR Sweet Home by Little Rock
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| Arkansas Confederate Home
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| align="center" | 1890-1963<ref>Arkansas History Commission, "Arkansas Confederate Home Records" in Catalog of Arkansas Resources and Archival Treasures at http://arkansashistory.arkansas.com/documenting/confederate_homes.asp (accessed 24 November 2009).</ref>
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1046402&disp=Inmates+in+the+Arkansas+Confederate+Home&columns=*,0,0 inmates], [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=532766&disp=Old+soldiers+home,+Arkansas+Confederat&columns=*,0,0 list]
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| [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/confederate_homes.asp registers], [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/confed_pensions.asp pensions], [http://www.arkansasties.com/Pulaski/Structures4/ConfederateHome/ConfederateHome.htm history]
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| &nbsp;
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| CA Sawtelle by Santa Monica
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| Pacific Branch Nat'l Military Home
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| align="center" | 1888-1927<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sawtelle Veterans Home," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawtelle_Veterans_Home (accessed November 23, 2009).</ref>
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=393028&disp=Registers+of+veterans+at+the+National+Ho&columns=*,0,0 register], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=321379&disp=Veterans%27+grave+registration%2C+Los+An%20%20&columns=*,0,0 graves]
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| [http://www.interment.net/data/us/ca/losangeles/lanat/index.htm nat'l&nbsp;cemetery], [http://www.archives.gov/pacific/laguna/finding-aids/disabled-veterans-files.html case&nbsp;files]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | CA Yountville, Napa
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Veterans Home
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | 1884-now<ref>California Dept. of Veterans Affairs, "The Veterans Home of California, Yountville" in California Dept. of Veterans Affairs [Internet site] at http://www.cdva.ca.gov/Homes/Yountville.aspx (accessed 24 November 2009).</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=132692&disp=Veterans+Home+burial+records%2C+Veterans%20%20&columns=*,0,0 burials], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=120654&disp=Vetern%27s+%5Bsic%5D+Home+Cemetery+recor%20%20&columns=*,0,0 burials], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=110690&disp=Mortuary+records%2C+1963-1968++ mortuary]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.cdva.ca.gov/Homes/Yountville.aspx website], [http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/vets.html history], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/napa/cemeteries/veterans-home.txt cemetery]
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| CO Homelake (Monte Vista)
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| CO State Soldiers &amp; Sailors Home
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| align="center" | 1890-now<ref>Colorado Dept. of Humans Services, "Colorado State and Veterans Nursing Homes" at http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/svnh/FacilityLocations.htm (accessed 25 November 2009).</ref>
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| Not at FHL
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| [http://www.slvheritage.org/heritage-attractions/veterans-history-center-museum/?show_more=1 museum], [http://www.coloradopreservation.org/epp/sites/epp_05_04.html preservation]
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| CT Darien, after 1940 Rocky Hill&nbsp;
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| Fitch's Home for Soldiers&nbsp;and Their Orphans&nbsp;
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| align="center" | 1864-1940<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "History of Darien, Connecticut," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Darien,_Connecticut (accessed 24 November 2009).</ref>
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=664436&disp=Spring+Grove+Cemetery++ cemetery]
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| [http://www.ct.gov/ctva/cwp/view.asp?A=2005&Q=290842 history],&nbsp;[http://www.cslib.org/fitch.asp database], [http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/cemetery/cm_darien/fitchhome.htm cemetery]&nbsp;
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| FL St. Petersburg
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| St. Petersburg Home (Bay Pines)
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| align="center" | 1930-now<ref>National Archives, "The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers-Branches of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers," in ''Prologue Magazine'' Spring 2004, Vol. 36, No. 1 at http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2004/spring/nhdvs-sidebar1.html (accessed 25 November 2009).</ref>&nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| [http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/baypines.asp cemetery]
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| &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | GA Atlanta
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Confederate Soldiers Home
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | 1901-1941<ref>St. Louis Public Library, "State Archives Confederate Civil War Military Records Not in the Holdings of the National Archives" at http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/stateconfed.htm (accessed 25 November 2009). Listed under Georgia.</ref>&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Not at FHL
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/SAParker&CISOPTR=3&CISOBOX=1&REC=4 image]
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| ID Boise
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| Idaho State Soldiers Home
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| align="center" | 1895-1966<ref>Boise Idaho Veterans Home at http://www.veteransareheroes.com/BoiseVetHomes.aspx (accessed 2 December 2009).</ref>
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1162241&disp=Deaths+and+burials%2C+Boise+Barracks+Mil%20%20&columns=*,0,0 cemetery], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=644783&disp=Boise+Military+Cemetery+%28Idaho%29++ cemetery]&nbsp;
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| [http://www.veteransareheroes.com/BoiseVetHomes.aspx website],[http://www.veteransareheroes.com/IDStateCemetary.aspx cemetery], [http://www.idahohistory.net/Reference%20Series/0713.pdf history], [http://www.idahohistory.net/civilwar.html database]&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| IL Danville
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| Danville Branch Nat'l Military Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=828756&disp=Registers+of+veterans+at+the+National+Ho&columns=*,0,0 1898–1934] FHL film 1548682 (23 reels)
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| IL Quincy
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| Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home
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| align="center" | 1887
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| Not at FHL
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| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/quincyhome.html Index 1887-1916]
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| &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | IL Wilmington
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Soldiers Widows Home
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Not at FHL
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| IN Lafayette
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| Indiana State Soldiers’ Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| IN Marion
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| Marion Branch Nat'l Military Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=828796&disp=Registers+of+veterans+at+the+National+Ho&columns=*,0,0 1890–1931] FHL film 1571582 (14 reels)
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| IA Marshalltown
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| [http://ivh.iowa.gov/ Iowa Veterans’ Home]
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| align="center" | 1887
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | KS Dodge City
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Kansas State Soldiers’ Home
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Not at FHL
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| KS Leavenworth
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| Western Branch Nat'l Military Home
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| align="center" | 1885
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1006653&disp=Western+branch+of+the+Home+for+Disabled+&columns=*,0,0 Residents, officers and civilians 1915–1916] FHL book 978.138/L1 M2gd;
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Death Register [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=737026&disp=Leavenworth+V.A.+Center+death+regist&columns=*,0,0 1886–1903] FHL book 978.138/L1 J4g
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{{US Military Locating Soldier Home Records}}
 
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| KY Pewee Valley
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| KY Confederate Home
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| align="center" | 1902-1934<ref>Ruth Wright, "The Kentucky Confederate Home" in Sons of Confederate Veterans, John Hunt Morgan Camp 1342, Confederate Crossroads Online at http://johnhuntmorgan.scv.org/confhome.htm (accessed 23 November 2009).</ref>
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1028545&disp=Old+Confederate+soldier's+homes,+190&columns=*,0,0 1902 list]
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| [http://www.littlecolonel.com/ConfederateHome.htm images]
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| &nbsp;
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| LA New Orleans
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| Soldiers’ Home of Louisiana
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | ME Togus
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Eastern Branch Nat'l Military Home  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=828792&disp=Registers+of+veterans+at+the+National+Ho&columns=*,0,0 1866–1934] FHL film 1549002 (18 reels)
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| MD Pikesville (Sudbrook)
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| MD Line Confederate Soldiers’ Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| MA Chelsea
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| Soldiers’ Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| MI Grand Rapids
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| Michigan Soldiers’ Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | MN Beauvoir
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Minnesota Soldiers’ Home
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | 1888
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Not at FHL
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| MS Biloxi
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| Biloxi Home
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| align="center" | 1930<ref name="Natl" />
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| MS Gulfport
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| United States Naval Home
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| align="center" | 1976- <ref name="Naval" />
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| Not at FHL
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| MO Higginsville
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| Missouri Confederate Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| MO St. James
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| State Federal Soldiers' Home
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| align="center" | <ref name="Prol">National Archives, "The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers-State Run Homes (in 1922)," in ''Prologue Magazine'' Spring 2004, Vol. 36, No. 1 at http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2004/spring/nhdvs-sidebar3.html (accessed 25 November 2009).</ref>
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| MT Columbia Falls
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| Montana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | NE Burkett (Grand Island)
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Nebraska Soldiers &amp; Sailors Home
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Not at FHL
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| NE Milford
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| Soldiers' and Sailors' Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;<ref name="Prol" />
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| NH Tilton
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| Soldiers’ Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| NJ Kearny
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| Soldiers’ Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| NJ Vineland
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| NJ Memorial Home for Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and their Wives
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | NY Bath
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Bath Branch Nat'l Military Home
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=828711&disp=Registers+of+veterans+at+the+National+Ho&columns=*,0,0 1878–1934] FHL film 1536167 (15 reels)
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| NY Oxford
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| State Woman’s Relief Corps Home
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| align="center" | 1897
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| Not at FHL
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| ND Lisbon
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| Soldiers’ Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| OH Dayton
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| Central Branch Nat'l Military Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=828719&disp=Registers+of+veterans+at+the+National+Ho&columns=*,0,0 1867–1934] FHL film 1547608 (55 reels); [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=409329&disp=Records,+ca.+1861-1936&columns=*,0,0 1861–1936] FHL film 1535704 (15 reels); [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=413959&disp=Inmates+record,+1867-1880&columns=*,0,0 1867–1880] FHL film 1015008 Item 1; [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=627950&disp=Soldiers'+Home+administrator's+docke&columns=*,0,0 1878–1906] FHL film 1845764 (2 reels)
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | OH Sandusky
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Not at FHL
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| OK Oklahoma City
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| Oklahoma Union Soldiers’ Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| OR Roseburg
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| Roseburg Branch Nat'l Military Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=998970&disp=Oregon+Soldiers+Home+applications&columns=*,0,0 1894–1933] FHL film 1578117
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PA Erie
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Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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Not at FHL
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | PA Philadelphia
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | United States Naval Home
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | 1834-1976<ref name="Naval" />
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Not at FHL
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| SC, Columbia
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| Confed. Home for Soldiers &amp; Sailors
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=989549&disp=Applications+for+the+Home+for+Confederat&columns=*,0,0 Registers 1909–1958]
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| [http://www.geocities.com/confederate_american_sc/Cemetery/ConfederateHomeCemetery.html Cemetery]
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| SD Hot Springs
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| Battle Mountain Sanitarium Nat'l Hm
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=828716&disp=Registers+of+veterans+at+the+National+Ho&columns=*,0,0 1907–1934] FHL film 1547492 (10 reels)
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SD Hot Springs
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South Dakota State Home
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=570722&disp=State+Soldiers'+Home,+death+register&columns=*,0,0 1890–1977] FHL film 1547492 (10 reels); [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=570715&disp=State+Soldiers'+Home,+case+book&columns=*,0,0 Case book] FHL film 1689845 Item 2
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | TN Johnson City
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Mountain Branch Nat'l Military Home
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=828798&disp=Registers+of+veterans+at+the+National+Ho&columns=*,0,0 1903–1932] FHL film 1571745 (22 reels)
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| TN Nashville
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| Confederate Soldiers’ Home
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| align="center" | 1890
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| &nbsp;
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| [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/csh1.htm Index to applications]
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| &nbsp;
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| TX Austin
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| Texas Confederate Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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|-
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| VT Bennington
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| Soldiers' Home
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| align="center" | &nbsp;
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| Not at FHL
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | VA Hampton
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Southern Branch Nat'l Military Home
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=828829&disp=Registers+of+veterans+at+the+National+Ho&columns=*,0,0 1871–1933] FHL film 1578118 (24 reels)
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| VA Richmond
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| Virginia Confederate Soldiers' Home
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| Not at FHL
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| WA Olympia
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| Soldiers Home and Colony
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| align="center" | 1890
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| Not at FHL
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| [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?TitleID=2&RecordSeries=6 Database]
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| WA Orting
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| Washington State Soldiers' Home, &amp; Wash. State Soldiers' Colony
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| align="center" | 1891
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=1233569&disp=Member+files+at+the+Washington+Soldiers+++ case files]
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| [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Default.aspx Index]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | WA Retsil by Port&nbsp;Orchard
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Washington Veterans' Home
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | 1910
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=1233569&disp=Member+files+at+the+Washington+Soldiers+++ case files]
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| WI King (Waupaca Co)
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| Grand Army Home
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| align="center" | 1887
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| WI Milwaukee
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| Northwestern Branch Nat'l Mil. Home
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=828816&disp=Registers+of+veterans+at+the+National+Ho&columns=*,0,0 1867–1934] FHL film 1561060 (31 reels); [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1008764&disp=Old+soldiers'+home+&columns=*,0,0 History and necrology]
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| WY Buffalo (Clearmont)&nbsp;
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| WY State Home for Soldier &amp; Sailors
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| Not at FHL
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The Family History Library has microfilms of the following:
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*''Registers of Veterans at National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866–1937''. (On 282 FHL films starting with 1546167.) The registers are indexed individually by the name of the veteran for each home. Upon admission each veteran was given a number. The registers are arranged numerically by these numbers. To find specific microfilm numbers, look in the&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&columns=*,0,0 Place Search]&nbsp;of the Family History Library Catalog under:
 
*''Registers of Veterans at National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866–1937''. (On 282 FHL films starting with 1546167.) The registers are indexed individually by the name of the veteran for each home. Upon admission each veteran was given a number. The registers are arranged numerically by these numbers. To find specific microfilm numbers, look in the&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&columns=*,0,0 Place Search]&nbsp;of the Family History Library Catalog under:

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United States  >  Military Records  >  Types of Military Records  >  Old Soldiers Home Records

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Contents

History of Old Soldiers Homes

In 1811 Congress approved a national home for disabled Navy veterans, but construction did not start until 1827. The Naval Home in the Philadelphia Naval Yard was first occupied in 1834. Homes for the Army were also proposed in 1827, but not approved until 1851 after the Mexican War, and again in 1865 after the Civil War.[1] Veterans were eligible for admittance if they were honorably discharged; had served in the regular, volunteer, or militia forces mustered into federal service; were disabled and without support; and were unable to earn a living. By the late 1920s the system had expanded to include 15 federal veterans homes. Most national homes were officially known as a branch National Military Home, and informally called an Old Soldiers Home. In 1930 the national homes were combined with other agencies to form the Veterans Administration, now the Department of Veteran Affairs. In many cases veterans homes were converted to veterans hospitals after World War II.

In addition, 38 states established at least 43 similar state-run homes between 1865 and 1941 for military veterans, or their widows, or orphans.

For more detailed histories, especially of National Military Homes, see:

Record Content

Soldier home registers are typically divided into three main sections: (1) military, (2) domestic, and (3) home, along with some general remarks. The military section includes information such as enlistment, rank, company, regiment, and discharge. The domestic section includes the veteran’s birthplace, age, height, religion, occupation, residence, marital status, and name and address of nearest relative. The home section includes the veteran’s rate of pension, date of admission to the home, discharge, death date, and burial place.

Some reports published by the Board of Managers for the National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers contain alphabetical rosters of soldiers. The rosters provide name, rank, company, organization, length of service, war, pension rate, birthplace, admission date, age when admitted, and status (including death date).

Finding the Records

The following table lists the location of known old soldier homes and Internet information about them. For additional records ask at nearby museums, if any. Some old soldier home records may have ended up at their respective state archives.

The Family History Library has microfilms of the following:

Template:US Military Locating Soldier Home Records

  • Registers of Veterans at National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866–1937. (On 282 FHL films starting with 1546167.) The registers are indexed individually by the name of the veteran for each home. Upon admission each veteran was given a number. The registers are arranged numerically by these numbers. To find specific microfilm numbers, look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
UNITED STATES - MILITARY RECORDS.

State Homes

Many states also maintained soldier homes as well. The Family History Library also has records for some state homes, including:

External References

Sources and Notes

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Philadelphia Naval Asylum," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Naval_Asylum (accessed 23 November 2009), and Wikipedia contributors, "National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Home_for_Disabled_Volunteer_Soldiers (accessed 23 November 2009).