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History of Old Soldiers and Sailors 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.[2] By the late 1920s the system had expanded to include 17 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 part of the Veterans Administration, now the Department of Veteran Affairs. In many cases veterans homes were converted to veterans hospitals after World War II.

Most old soldier homes were run by individual states. 43 states operated 54 homes between 1865 and 1933 for military veterans, or their widows, or orphans. Fourteen of those states also had a federal veterans home open at the same time as their state veterans home. Ten states had two or more state veterans homes in operation at the same time (two of which states also had a federal home).

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).

Almost all soldiers' homes had their own cemetery, or used a nearby cemetery as the final resting place for their residents. These cemeteries are easy to identify with their veterans' home. In the case of national homes, most of the associated cemeteries have become part of the National Cemetery system run by the Veterans Administration, and have good Internet indexes. 

Finding the Records

The following tables lists the location and names of old soldier homes, Family History Library (FHL) records, Internet information, and known manuscript (Ms) collections for the homes. 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 tables do not list soldiers' orphans' homes that were separate from an old soldiers' home.

Locating Old Soldiers Home Records Prior to World War II
State, Locale
Name
Years
Records at FHL
Internet
Ms
AL Mountain Creek Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home a.k.a. Jefferson Manly Falkner Soldiers' Home 1902-1939[3] cemetery, pensions history, index, history and fees [4]
AL Tuskegee Tuskegee Home a.k.a. Veterans Admin. Hospital and Nursing Home 1923-now [5] Not at FHL history, history, history, website  
AR Sweet Home by Little Rock Arkansas Confederate Soldiers' Home 1890-1963[6] inmates, list registers, pensions, history [7]
CA Sawtelle by Santa Monica Pacific Branch National Military Home a.k.a. Los Angeles Disabled Veterans Home 1888-1927[8] registers, graves index, NPS site, cemetery, case files [9]
CA Yountville, Napa Veterans Home 1884-now[10] burials, burials, mortuary website, history, cemetery [11]
CO Homelake (Monte Vista) Colorado State Soldiers and Sailors Home 1890-now[12] Not at FHL heritage, preservation  
CT Darien, after 1940 Rocky Hill Fitch's Home for Soldiers and Their Orphans 1864-1940[13] cemetery historyindex, cemetery   
DC Washington United States Soldiers’ and Airmens' Home a.k.a. Armed Forces Retirement Home 1851-now[14] Not at FHL website, history, history, cemetery  
FL Jacksonville Florida Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home 1893-1938[15] cemetery, pensions, pensions history, cemetery, catalog, pensions [16]
FL St. Petersburg St. Petersburg [National] Home (Bay Pines) 1930-now[17] Not at FHL cemetery, pensions  
GA Atlanta Confederate Soldiers' Home a.k.a. Georgia Soldiers' Home 1901-1941[18] register index inventory, image, image, image [19]
ID Boise Idaho State Soldiers Home 1895-1966[20] cemetery, cemetery  history, index  
IL Chicago Soldiers' Home 1864-1877[21] Not at FHL image and history    
IL Danville Danville Branch National Military Home 1898-1934[22] registers, burials index, NPS site, cemetery, burials [9]
IL Maywood Logan Home a.k.a. Maywood Home for Soldiers' Widows 1912-80's [23] Not at FHL history, image [24]
IL Quincy Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home a.k.a. Illinois Veterans' Home 1887-now[25] admissions cemetery index, index, indexbook, image [26]
IL Wilmington Soldiers' Widows' Home 1896-1963[27] cemetery  cemetery [28]
IN Marion Marion Branch National Military Home 1890-1931[22] registers, cemetery index, case files, history, history, NPS site, burials, burials [29]
IN West Lafayette Indiana State Soldiers’ Home a.k.a. Indiana Veterans' Home 1896-now[30] Not at FHL history cemetery, website [31]
IA Marshalltown Iowa Soldiers Home a.k.a. Iowa Veterans’ Home 1887-now[32] Not at FHL website, cemetery  


State, Locale
Name
Years
Records at FHL
Internet
Ms
KS Fort Dodge Kansas State Soldiers’ Home 1890-now[33] cemetery, cemetery burials, burials, history, history, history, images  
KS Leavenworth Western Branch National Military Home 1885-1934[22] registers, residents, deaths index, NPS site, cemetery [9]
KY Georgetown Confederate Soldiers' Home and Widows' and Orphans' Asylum 1881-1883[34] Not at FHL   [35]
KY Pewee Valley Kentucky Confederate Soldiers' Home 1902-1934[36] cemetery, list, history history, historyimage [37]
LA New Orleans Soldiers’ Home of Louisiana a.k.a. Camp Nicholls Soldier's Home 1884-1944[38] registers, report history, image [39]
ME Togus Eastern Branch National Military Home 1866-1934[22] registers, cemetery index, history, history, NPS site [9]
MD Pikesville (Sudbrook) Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers’ Home 1888-1932[40] history history [41]
MA Boston Discharged Soldiers’ Home 1862-1869[42] Not at FHL report, report  
MA Chelsea Soldiers’ Home 1882-now[43] Not at FHL history  
MI Grand Rapids Michigan Soldiers’ Home 1886-now[44] applications, applications, graves, registers, burials index, history, graves, graves, graves, cemetery  
MN Minneapolis Minnesota Soldiers’ Home a.k.a. Minnesota Veterans' Home 1888-now[45] cemetery website, history, history  
MS Biloxi Beauvoir Confederate Soldier's Home a.k.a Jefferson Davis Beauvoir Memorial Soldiers' Home 1903-1957[46] cemetery, cemetery index, list, history, history, history, historycemetery [47]
MS Biloxi Biloxi Home [National Home] a.k.a. VA Medical Center 1932-now[48] Not at FHL history, cemetery, website  
MS Gulfport United States Naval Home 1976-now [1] Not at FHL website  
MO Higginsville Missouri Confederate Home 1891-1950[49] admissions, cemetery, history burials, history, images, archives inventory [49]
MO St. James Missouri State Federal Soldiers' Home 1896-now[50] index website, images, history  
MT Columbia Falls Montana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home a.k.a. Montana State Soldier's Home 1897-now[51] cemetery burials, history, description  


State, Locale
Name
Years
Records at FHL
Internet
Ms
NE Burkett (Grand Island) Nebraska Soldiers and Sailors Home 1888-now[52] cemetery v. 2 cemetaryimage, images, website  
NE Milford Soldiers' and Sailors' Home 1895-1939[53] Not at FHL history, history  
NH Tilton New Hampshire Soldiers’ Home 1890-now[54] Not at FHL website, image  
NJ Kearny Home for Disabled Soldiers 1888-1932[55] Not at FHL history, history, history, book  
NJ Menlo Park Veterans Memorial Home 1932-now[56] Not at FHL history  
NJ Newark Home for Disabled Soldiers 1866-1888[57] Not at FHL history, book  
NJ Vineland NJ Memorial Home for Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and their Wives 1899-now[58] Not at FHL history, cemetery, book  
NY Bath Bath Branch National Military Home a.k.a. New York State Soldiers and Sailors Home 1878-1934[22] registers, history index, burials, NPS site, history, cemetery [9]
NY Oxford State Woman’s Relief Corps Home a.k.a. State Veterans' Home 1897-now[59] Not at FHL burials, history, website  
NC Fayetteville Confederate Woman's Home 1915-40s[60] Not at FHL cemetery, history, history  
NC Raleigh North Carolina Soldiers’ Home a.k.a. Confederate Soldiers' Home 1890-1938[61] Not at FHL history, history, history, image, cemetery, burials [62]
ND Lisbon Soldiers’ Home 1893-now[63] Not at FHL history, burials, website  
OH Dayton Central Branch National Military Home 1867-now[22] registers, records, inmates, probate docket index, burials, history, images, burials, guide, NPS site, lesson, museum [9]
OH Sandusky Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home a.k.a. Ohio Veterans Home 1888-now[64] admissions, deaths, case histories, and discharges history, image, image, images, burials, cemetery  
OK Ardmore Oklahoma Confederate Home a.k.a. Oklahoma Veterans Center 1911-1942[65] cemetery, veteran burials cemetery, burials, website [66] [67]
OK Oklahoma City Oklahoma Union Soldiers’ Home 1918-1937[68] index pensions, burials, cemetery [69]
OR Roseburg Oregon State Soldiers' Home a.k.a. Roseburg Branch National Military Home 1893-1933[70] registers, applications, index index, photo, cemetery, burials, burials register indexindex [71]
PA Erie Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home 1886-now[72] records burials, image, image, image, website  
PA Philadelphia United States Naval Home 1834-1976[73] Not at FHL burials, burials, burials, history, history, cemetery  
RI Bristol Rhode Island Soldiers’ Home 1891-now[74] Not at FHL history, history, website  


State, Locale
Name
Years
Records at FHL
Internet
Ms
SC Columbia Confederate Home for Soldiers and Sailors a.k.a. South Carolina Confederate Infirmary 1909-1958[75]  applications, records index [76]
SD Hot Springs Battle Mountain Sanitarium National Military Home 1907-1934[77] registers index, NPS site, cemetery, burials [9]
SD Hot Springs South Dakota State Soldiers' Home a.k.a. Michael J. Fitzmaurice Veterans Home 1889-now[78] case book, deaths, minutes history, cemetery, burials, image, website  
TN Johnson City Mountain Branch National Military Home 1903-1932[22] registers index, website, history, NPS site burials, images, cemetery [9]
TN Hermitage (Nashville) Confederate Soldiers’ Home a.k.a. Tennessee Soldiers' Home 1892-1933[79] applications, rosters, history book index to applicationscemetery, cemetery, book, image, image, inventory [80]
TX Austin Texas Confederate Home for Men 1886-1963[81] roster history, cemetery video, cemetery, cemetery project, image [82]
TX north of Austin Texas Confederate Woman's Home 1908-1963[83] Not at FHL history, inventory, history, cemetery [84]
VT Bennington Vermont Soldiers' Home a.k.a. Vermont Veterans' Home 1887-now[85] Not at FHL history, cemetery [86]
VA Hampton Southern Branch National Military Home 1871-1933[22] registers, hospital, burials index, burials, NPS site, history, imageimage, image, cemetery, website [9]
VA Richmond Virginia Confederate Soldiers' Home a.k.a. Lee Camp Soldiers' Home 1885-1941[87] applications, registers, burials, burials history, applications, registers, burials [88]
WA Orting Washington State Soldiers' Home, and Washington State Soldiers' Colony 1891-now[89] case files index, website, burials, cemetery, image  
WA Retsil (Port Orchard) Washington Veterans' Home 1910-now[90] case files index, website  
WI King (Waupaca) Grand Army Home a.k.a. Wisconsin Veterans' Home 1887-now[91] Not at FHL history, book, description, images  
WI Wauwatosa (Milwaukee) Northwestern Branch National Military Home 1867-1934[22] registers, admissions, history & necrology index, article, history, history, history, history, NPS site, image, website [9]
WY Cheyenne Wyoming State Home for Soldiers and Sailors 1895-1903[92] cemeteries history  
WY Buffalo Wyoming State Home for Soldiers and Sailors a.k.a. Veterans Home of Wyoming 1903-now[93] Not at FHL history, history, website  


U.S. Sanitary Commission homes, lodges, and rest. During the Civil War the U.S. Sanitary Commission provided Union servicemen "Temporary aid and protection,—food, lodging, care, etc.,—for soldiers in transitn[sic], chiefly the discharged, disabled, and furloughed." By 1865 the Commission operated 18 "soldiers' homes," 11 "lodges," and one "rest" in 15 states north and south (for a list see Commission bulletin, 3:1279). Most of their homes were war-time facilities and were closed at war's end. They are not included in the above tables for locating old soldiers' home records.

Panorama of the Western Branch National Military Home, Leavenworth, Kansas, about 1909. Click the image to enlarge it.

External References

Sources and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US History Encyclopedia: Soldiers' Home" in Answers.com at http://www.answers.com/topic/old-soldiers-home (accessed 4 January 2010), and Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL), "Views of the U.S. Naval Asylum and Hospital, Philadelphia" in Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries at http://archives.pacscl.org/shows/navalhome/index.html (accessed 4 January 2010).
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  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Alabama Confederate Soldiers Home," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama_Confederate_Soldiers_Home (accessed 23 November 2009).
  4. R. B. Rosenburg, Living Monuments: Confederate Soldier's Homes in the New South (Chapel Hill, N.C.: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1993), 215, says the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery, has cemetery rosters, insurance papers, and superintendent reports.
  5. 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).
  6. 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).
  7. Rosenburg, 215, says the Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, has applications for admission, Board of Managers reports, and superintendent's reports.
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Sawtelle Veterans Home," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawtelle_Veterans_Home (accessed November 23, 2009).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 National Archives and Records Administration, "15.3 Records Relating to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers and the National Homes Service, Veterans Administration fckLR1866-1938," in Guide to Federal Records at http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/015.html#15.3 (accessed 2 January 2010), and Trevor K. Plante, "Genealogical Notes: The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers" in Prologue Magazine at http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2004/spring/soldiers-home.html (accessed 2 January 2010). Describes the National Archives Microfilm Publication M1749, Historical Registers of National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866 - 1938.
  10. 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).
  11. Yountville Veteran's Home Registers 1884-1910 are at the California State Archives. See "Family History Resources" in "California State Archives" at http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/collections/ (accessed 12 May 2010).
  12. 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).
  13. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Darien, Connecticut," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Darien,_Connecticut (accessed 24 November 2009).
  14. U.S. Soldiers' and Airmens' Home (USSAH), "History of the U.S. Soldiers' Home" at http://www.defenselink.mil/specials/heroes/history1.html (accessed 3 December 2009).
  15. Sons of Confederate Veterans, Kirby-Smith Camp #1209 Jacksonville, Florida, "Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home 1893 - 1938" at http://www.scv-kirby-smith.org/confederateHOME.htm (accessed 10 December 2009).
  16. Rosenburg, 215 and 218, says the Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, has applications for admission, Board of Directors letters received, and Florida Soldiers' Home Papers.
  17. 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).
  18. 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.
  19. Rosenburg, 215 and 218, says the Georgia Dept. of Archives and History, Atlanta, has applications for admission, Board of Trustees letters received, minutes, and reports, hospital record book, invoices, list of persons subscribing contributions, payrolls, record of miscellaneous functions, record of admissions, discharges and deaths, record of donations, register of inmates, George N. Saussey Diary, and visitors' register, and the Atlanta Historical Society, Atlanta, has a Confederate veterans file.
  20. Boise Idaho Veterans Home at http://www.veteransareheroes.com/BoiseVetHomes.aspx (accessed 2 December 2009).
  21. A.T. Andreas, History of Chicago: from the Earliest Period to the Present Time (Chicago: A.T. Andreas, 1884-1886; Digitized by BYU Family History Archives) 2:310-13.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 Ancestry.com, "U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938" in Ancestry.com at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1200 (accessed 29 December 2009).
  23. University of Illinois at Chicago, University Library, "Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War: An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago" in Special Collections Finding Aids at http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/specialcoll/services/rjd/findingaids/DUVf.html (accessed 31 December 2009).
  24. University of Illinois at Chicago, University Library, "Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War: An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago" in Special Collections Finding Aids at http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/specialcoll/services/rjd/findingaids/DUVf.html (accessed 31 December 2009). Mission statement, by-laws, policies, deeds, correspondence, reports, bank accounts, audits, newspaper articles, and cemetery company documents.
  25. Illinois Veterans' Home [Internet site] at http://www.quincynet.com/ivh/ (accessed 30 December 2009).
  26. Illinois State Archives, "Record Group 259.000 - Illinois Veterans' Home" [online record group description] at http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/di/259__002.htm (accessed 30 December 2009). Includes admissions 1887-1967, case files 1887-1963, womens' admissions 1908-1967, womens' case files 1910-1940, case records 1877-1950, first admissions 1920-1940, hospital admissions 1950-1951, furloughs 1934-1942, and journal 1898-1900.
  27. Oakwood Cemetery Association of Wilmington, Illinois, "Soldiers' Widows' Home," in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington, Illinois at http://wilmingtonil-oakwood.com/2.htm (accessed 4 December 2009).
  28. Illinois State Archives, "Record Group 260.000 - Illinois Soldiers' Widows' Home" [online record group description] at http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/di/260__002.htm (accessed 30 December 2009). Includes admissions 1896-1960, resident card file 1895-1961, deaths 1902-1954, journal 1903-1961, record book 1960-1963, and 21 photos.
  29. National Archives, "Records of Soldiers Homes at the National Archives-Great Lakes Region" in News from the National Archives-Great Lakes Region (November 2007) at http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/archives/newsletter/07-november.pdf (accessed 31 December 2009).
  30. Friends of the Indiana State Archives, "Indiana State Soldiers' Home" in Friends of the Indiana State Archives Archives Collections at http://www.fisa-in.org/news/articles/soldiers_home.html (accessed 1 January 2010).
  31. Friends of the Indiana State Archives, "Indiana State Soldiers' Home" in Friends of the Indiana State Archives Archives Collections at http://www.fisa-in.org/news/articles/soldiers_home.html (accessed 1 January 2010).
  32. "Iowa Veterans' Home" at http://ivh.iowa.gov/ (accessed 1 January 2010).
  33. Ford County Historical Society, "4th of July, 1890 Fort Dodge, Kansas Soldiers Home" at http://www.skyways.org/orgs/fordco/july.html (accessed 4 December 2009).
  34. Rosenburg, 28-29, citing Georgetown Weekly Times, July 13, November 30, 1881; November 14, 1883; "Confederate Soldiers' Home," "Subscribers to Confederate Soldiers' Home and Widows' and Orphans' Asylum," Kentucky State Archives, Frankfort; Southern Historical Society Papers, 11 (1883): 432.
  35. Rosenburg, 216, says the Kentucky State Archives, Frankfort, has a list of Subscribers to the Confederate Soldiers' Home and Widows' and Orphans' Asylum.
  36. 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).
  37. Rosenburg, 216, says the Kentucky State Archives, Frankfort, has Board of Trustees minutes, clothing issue book, commandant reports, hospital register, inmates register, miscellaneous reports, officer and employee payroll, physician and undertaker records, purchase ledgers, and rules and regulations.
  38. "New Orleans Know-It-All (December 11, 2001)" in BestofNewOrleans.com at http://bestofneworleans.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:27331 (accessed 3 January 2010).
  39. Rosenburg, 216, says the Louisiana Historical Association Collection at the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane Univ., New Orleans, has Board of Directors correspondence, House Committee reports, Investigating Committee reports, membership lists, minutes, President reports, reports 1886-1938, Secretary reports; clippings and pamphlets, financial reports, rules and regulations, Superintendent reports, and Surgeon reports.
  40. Maryland Historical Society, "Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers' Home Collection" at http://www.mdhs.org/Library/fotofind/PP0159lnk.html (accessed 4 December 2009).
  41. Maryland Historical Society, "Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers' Home" at http://www.mdhs.org/library/fotofind/PP0159lnk.html (accessed 4 January 2010) says the Maryland Historical Society, Manuscripts Department, has MS. 256, Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers' Home Record Books, 1882-1932.
  42. Associated Topeka Libraries Automated System catalog description citing Discharged Soldiers' Home (Boston, Mass.), "Sixth Annual Report of the Discharged Soldiers' Home [microform] : with the Constitution, By-laws, and a List of the Officers" (Boston: Press of Geo. C. Rand and Avery, 1868) at http://lib.wuacc.edu/search/o?19691777 (accessed 18 December 2009), and "Sixth Annual Report of the Board of State Charities of Massachusetts" (Boston, Mass.: Wright and Potter, 1870). Digitized by Google Books at http://books.google.com/books?id=APTJAAAAMAAJ (accessed 18 December 2009), 111-13.]
  43. Gerard W. Brown, Chapter 7: "The Soldiers' Home" in Chelsea, Postcard history series (Charleston, S.C.: Archadia Publishing, 2004), 99-108. Digitized by Google Books at http://books.google.com/books?id=cRs1pqiCcP0C&pg=PA99&lpg=PA99&dq=soldiers'+home+chelsea&source=bl&ots=vtU9d5PAtM&sig=0q-8ksoQQNRDh9AqYZ7q0q1RiEs&hl=en&ei=W51DS63XD438MIi1tY4J&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CAwQ6AEwAjge#v=onepage&q=soldiers'%20home%20chelsea&f=false= (accessed 5 January 2010).
  44. Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, "Soldier's and Sailor's Homes Records" at http://bentley.umich.edu/research/genealogy/cw/soldiershome.php (accessed 7 January 2010).
  45. Wikipedia contributors, "Minnesota Veterans Home," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Veterans_Home (accessed 3 December 2009).
  46. Beauvoir Confederate Soldier's Home at http://www.beauvoir.org/vetshome.html (accessed 31 December 2009).
  47. Rosenburg, 216, says the William D. McCain Library, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, has Board of Directors correspondence, minute books 1920-1936, and reports, and the Mississippi Dept. of Archves and History, Jackson, has the register of inmates.
  48. United States Department of Veterans Affairs, "VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System-About this Facility" at http://www.biloxi.va.gov/about/index.asp (accessed 7 January 2010).
  49. 49.0 49.1 Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia, "Missouri. Confederate Home, Higginsville, Records, 1897-1944 (C0066" at http://whmc.umsystem.edu/invent/0066.html (accessed 4 December 2009) lists correspondence, contracts, financial records, minutes, photographs, reports, cash books, farm accounts, journals, ledgers, and voucher registers are available in the Western Historical Manuscript Collection at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
  50. State of Missouri, Missouri Veterans Commission, "Our History" at http://www.mvc.dps.mo.gov/Administration/History/history.html (accessed 8 January 2010).
  51. http://montanahistorywiki.pbworks.com/National+Register+-+Flathead#MontanaStateSoldiersnbspHomenbspHistoricDistrict (accessed 8 January 2010).
  52. "Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Grand Island, Neb.- Historical Notes" in Nebraska Memories at http://www.memories.ne.gov/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/opl&CISOPTR=293&CISOBOX=1&REC=6 (accessed 8 January 2010).
  53. Nebraska State Historical Society, "Historical Milford" at http://www.nebraskahistory.org/publish/markers/texts/milford.htm (accessed 9 January 2020).
  54. Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Department of New Hampshire, "Veterans Helping Veterans Group at NH Home" at http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:grtS3eV43_8J:www.vfwwebcom.org/newhampshire/33400/Veterans%2BHelping%2BVetrans%2BGroup%2Bat%2BNH%2BVeterans%2BHome%2B.html+Tilton+soldiers+home&cd=14&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a (accessed 9 January 2010).
  55. Kearny High School "Home for Disabled Soldiers" in Kearny Photos: Landmarks [Internet site] at http://shorock.com/alumni/kearny/landmarks/soldiers.pdf (accessed 5 December 2009), and Deborah Fitts, "Kearny Veterans Home Statue Will Be Replaced" in Civil War News [Internet site] at http://www.civilwarnews.com/archive/articles/06/july/kearny_df.htm (accessed 5 December 2009).
  56. Deborah Fitts, "Kearny Veterans Home Statue Will Be Replaced" in Civil War News [Internet site] at http://www.civilwarnews.com/archive/articles/06/july/kearny_df.htm (accessed 5 December 2009).
  57. Frank John Urquhart, History of the City of Newark, New Jersey (New York: Lewis Historical Publ., 1913; digitized by Google Book, 2006), 2:719.
  58. State of New Jersey, Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs, "New Jersey Veterans Memorial Homes" at http://www.state.nj.us/military/veterans/health.html (accessed 5 December 2009).
  59. New York State Legislature, Documents of the Senate of the State of New York – One Hundred and Fortieth Session (Albany, N.Y.: J.B. Lyon Co., 1917; Digitized by Google Books), 133 (accessed 12 January 2010).
  60. "18. Confederate Women’s Home Historical Marker" in Fayetteville, N.C. Military Sites Tour Map at http://www.visitfayettevillenc.com/images/military/sites/Fayetteville_MilitarySites.pdf (accessed 13 January 2010). The ending date is estimated from an article discussing the use of the Home's chapel by others in 1945: Haymount United Methodist Church, "Church History" at http://www.haymountumc.com/HUMCHIistory.html (accessed 13 January 2010).
  61. North Carolina Archives, State Auditors Papers, Au-Com, "Wake County, NC - Raleigh's Old Soldiers' Home, 1890-1938" at http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wake/military/soldier1.txt (accessed 13 January 2010).
  62. Rosenburg, 216-17, says the North Carolina Div. of Archives and History, Raleigh, has Board of Incorporators minutes, building and maintenance expenses, drug and whiskey account, hospital record of patients, hospital register, inmate expenses, inmate record, inmate register, inmate roll book, ledger accounts paid, record of clothing issued, Superintendent's inmate behavior log, visitors' register, and warrants and weekly payroll.
  63. North Dakota Veterans Home, "History of the North Dakota Veterans Home" at http://www.nd.gov/ndvh/about/history.html (accessed 5 December 2009).
  64. "Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home" in Ohio History Central: An Online encyclopedia of Ohio History at http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=2172 (accessed 18 January 2010).
  65. "Oklahoma Veterans Center, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Confederate Home, 1911-1942)" in CivilWarAlbum.com at http://www.civilwaralbum.com/indian/ardmore_vet1.htm (accessed 15 December 2009).
  66. "Oklahoma Confederate Home Material" is available at the Confederate Research Center, Harold B. Simpson Hill College History Complex, Hillsboro, Texas, as cited in "Confederate Research Center" at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mscivilw/csa_resc.html (accessed 15 December 2009).
  67. Ancestry.com "Military Records" in Oklahoma - Sources at http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?i=s&tp=2&p=39 (accessed 21 January 2010), says "The Oklahoma Historical Society has the records, although incomplete, of the Confederate Home located in Ardmore, Oklahoma."
  68. Doug Loudenback, "The Union Soldier's Home" in Doug Dawgz Blog at http://dougdawg.blogspot.com/2007/08/okc-street-map-history.html (accessed 15 December 2009), citing The Oklahoman's [newspaper?] archives.
  69. Robert L. Williams, "The Oklahoma Historical Society" in Chronicles of Oklahoma at http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v021/v021p060.pdf (accessed 15 December 2009), 61, says the Oklahoma Historical Society has "8,774 pages relating to the Union soldiers and their organizations from the old Union Soldiers' Home and also valuable Confederate records."
  70. United States, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, "Cemeteries - Roseburg National Cemetery" at http://www.cem.va.gov/CEMs/nchp/roseburg.asp (accessed 15 December 2009).
  71. Oregon State Archives "State Agency Record Series Descriptions - N-R Oregon Soldiers Home . . . at http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/state/mil/series/list.htm#n (accessed 26 January 2010).
  72. Pennsylvania Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs, "Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home" at http://www.milvet.state.pa.us/DMVA/480.htm (accessed 15 December 2009).
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  74. Rhode Island. Dept. of State, "Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home" in Manual, with rules and orders, for the use of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, 1912 (Providence, R.I.: E.L. Freeman, 1912; Digitized by Google Books), 278 at http://books.google.com/books?id=OMcGAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA278&lpg=PA278&dq=Rhode+Island+Soldiers'+Home&source=bl&ots=JH6He0Zofu&sig=UqZ_E4tDsHPzLanYBHUg7TZ9P4U&hl=en&ei=utNUS-jwHoiWtgefs4yoCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CBQQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Rhode%20Island%20Soldiers'%20Home&f=false (accessed 18 January 2010).
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  76. Rosenburg, 217, says the South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History, Columbia, has applications for admission, Confederate Home Commissioners minutes, reports; Executive Committee minutes, and inmate records.
  77. United States, National Archives, "Sample Case Files of Members, Battle Mountain Sanitarium, 1907-1934" in Selected Military Personnel Records in ARC at www.archives.gov/research/arc/topics/personnel-files (accessed 16 December 2009).
  78. Hikenutty, "State Soldiers' Home - Hot Springs, South Dakota" at http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM22V2_State_Soldiers_Home_Hot_Springs_South_Dakota (accessed 18 January 2010).
  79. "Confederate Soldiers' Home and Cemetery" in The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture at http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=C133 (accessed 16 December 2009).
  80. Rosenburg, 217 and 219, says the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, has applications for admission, Board of Trustees minutes, and report of 1894; financial reports, record of inmates for 1918, register of inmates, and Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications.
  81. "Texas Confederate Home" in The Handbook of Texas Online at http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/TT/ynt5.html (accessed 16 December 2009).
  82. Rosenburg, 215 and 217, says the Austin Public Library, Austin, has Board of Managers reports, and the Texas State Archives, Austin, has applications for admission, blueprints and drawings, Board of Managers correspondence and reports, financial reports, record of inmates, and register of inmates.
  83. "Confederate Woman's Home" in The Handbook of Texas Online at http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/CC/ync6.html (accessed 16 December 2009).
  84. Texas State Library and Archives Commission, "An Inventory of Texas Confederate Woman's Home Resident Files at the Texas State Archives, [ca. 1900], 1913-1965 (bulk 1932-1950)" at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/20126/tsl-20126.html#a0 (accessed 3 February 2010).
  85. "A Brief History of the Soldiers' Home of Vermont" in Vermont Veterans' Home at http://vvh.vermont.gov/About+Our+Home/History (accessed 18 January 2010).
  86. Family History Library, "Military Records - Additional Records" in Vermont Research Outline at https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Vermont_Military_Records#Additional_Records (accessed 4 February 2010).
  87. Library of Virginia, "About the Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home" in Library of Virginia at http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/opac/campabout.htm (accessed 16 December 2009).
  88. Rosenburg, 217-18, says the Virginia State Library, Richmond, has applications for admission, Board of Visitors, Executive Committee orders, correspondence, Investigative committee reports, minutes, reports 1886-1931, and register of inmates. Also, Library of Virginia, "About the Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home," "Applications for Admission," and "Registers of Residents" in Library of Virginia at http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/opac/campabout.htm (accessed 16 December 2009).
  89. Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs, "WA Veterans Home" at http://www.dva.wa.gov/soldiers_home.html (accessed 16 December 2009).
  90. Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs, "Washington Veterans Home" at http://www.dva.wa.gov/veterans_home_retsil.html (accessed 16 December 2009).
  91. "Grand Army Home, King, Waupaca County, Wisconsin" at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sbosmans/wi_images/waupaca/king_wi/king_wi.html (accessed 18 January 2010).
  92. Grace Raymond Hebard, Government of Wyoming: The History, Constitution, and Administration of Affairs, 8th ed. (San Francisco, Calif.: C.F. Weber, 1919; Digitized by Google Book), page 265 footnote (a).
  93. Mary and Don Saban, "Fort McKinney" in U.S. Army Frontier Posts in Wyoming at http://genealogyalongtherockies.com/wyoming/Veterans/wyarmy.htm (accessed 16 December 2009), and Grace Raymond Hebard, Government of Wyoming: The History, Constitution, and Administration of Affairs, 8th ed. (San Francisco, Calif.: C.F. Weber, 1919; Digitized by Google Book), page 265 footnote (a).

 

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