Dept. of Family and Children Services - Confederate Soldiers' Home - Soldiers' and Widows' Applications for Admittance
Scope and Contents
The application form usually includes pertinent facts about the applicant's military service in the Civil War, an affidavit by the Ordinary of the county of the applicant's residence, and an affidavit by two witnesses attesting to the statements made by the applicant. In some cases, particularly those applications made between 1900 and 1903, the applications are in the form of letters to the Board of Trustees of the Home. Cover letters and letters of recommendation written by friends of the applicants have been included whenever they have been found. There are about 300 applications of soldiers and about 35 widows. Other records show that about 1,200 soldiers alone were inmates of the Home, so the majority of the applications seem to be lost. About one fourth of the applications included cover 1900 - 1903, while there are only a few for 1904 - 1909, and none at all for 1910 - 1916. Included with some of the applications of widows are miscellaneous personal notes about the widows, such as, date of death, next of kin to be notified in case of an emergency, and a sheet showing the results of an examination of the widow by the physician of the Home.
- Created: 1900-1960
- Department of Family and Children Services (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
1.75 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
Applications are divided into separate groups for soldiers and widows and are arranged within each group alphabetically by the applicant's surname.
- Dept. of Family and Children Services - Confederate Soldiers' Home - Soldiers' and Widows' Applications for Admittance
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