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Illinois soldier's and sailor's home at Quincy

indexed by Lowell M. Volkel
Books/Monographs/Book with Fiche
English
Thomson, Illinois : Heritage House, 1975-c1980
2 v. : facsims.

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Title varies slightly.

The records of the Quincy home are in the Illinois State Archives, Springfield, Illinois.

Volume 2 was published: Owensboro, Ky. : McDowell Publications, 1980.

Includes indexes.

Contains pages listing admissions from the 4th-12th biennial reports of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home.

Contents: v. 1. Admissions of Mexican War and Civil War veterans, 1887- 1898 -- v. 2. Admissions of Mexican, Civil, and Spanish-American War veterans, 1898-1908j.

"The Soldiers' and Sailors' Home was established by an act of the General Assembly, June 26, 1885, 'to provide a home and subsistence for honorably discharged ex-soliers and sailors who enlisted from Illinois in the U. S. Army or Navy, during the war of the rebellion and the Mexican War, and who have since become and are now residents of the State of Illinois, and who may have become disabled through ... such service, or who by reason of old age, or other disabilities, are disqualified from earning a livelihood ..."--Pref. The home was opened in March, 1887.

Beginning in 1899, Spanish-American War soldiers became eligible to enter the Home.

Library has volumes 1 and 2 only.

Also available on microfiche.

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