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Florida, Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home records, 1888-1938
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Florida, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Military Records
Collection years 1888-1938
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State Archives of Florida



What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an index of the Florida State Archives Florida Memory Collection “Florida, Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home records, 1888–1938.” Included in the collection are admissions applications to the Florida Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home. Some applications include information to verify that the applicant had served in the Confederate military during the Civil War. The applications also provide information about the applicant’s current residence, medical condition, Civil War service which included unit, dates served, and wounds incurred or cause of disability. The Florida Soldier’s Home Association was formed in 1888. Four years later the association purchased ten acres near Jacksonville to care for aging Confederate veterans. The state of Florida paid the home $100 annually for each occupant who did not already receive a pension. The rates were adjusted in 1909,1915, and 1919. The home operated for 45 years on state appropriation and donations from veterans’ organizations and the United Daughters of the Confederacy(UDC) who maintained the records for the home. The Florida Confederate Old Soldiers and Sailors Home operated until 1938 when the last resident died.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Military Unit

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View the Images[edit | edit source]

You can browse through the images in this collection at the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory website: Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home Browse

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