Discussion in 'Post Civil War History, The Reconstruction Period' started by Pat Young, Jan 3, 2017.
I never knew that!
Remember Jackson and Rachel never had children....as I remember, the estate eventually went to......someone--a nephew or "adopted" child, who gambled off and lost just about everything. By the time the war was over, much of the furniture was gone and the house was in disrepair, so originally the Confederate Home was pitched as a way to salvage the building. However, since the Jacksons were held in such high esteem as part of Nashville's heritage, it was saved.
I'll try to look up the straight facts on that tomorrow.
I forgot that.
Thanks for posting the photo.
The Georgia Confederate Soldiers' Home was located near Atlanta on Confederate Avenue:
The first Atlanta Confederate Soldiers' Home
Second Atlanta home:
The location at 410 Confederate Ave. was right across from Grant Park according to Google Map.
Apparently, the Georgia Soldiers Home was mired in controversy:
The House That Grady Built: The Fight for the Confederate Soldiers' Home of Georgia
R. B. Rosenburg
The Georgia Historical Quarterly
Vol. 74, No. 3 (FALL 1990), pp. 399-432
Google Books has substantial chapters of Living Monuments by R. B. Rosenburg available. The book looks at Confederate soldiers homes around the United States:
https://books.google.com/books?id=Z...erate Soldiers’ Homes in the New South&f=true
Google Books has excepts from My Old Confederate Home by Rusty Williams on this same topic:
https://books.google.com/books?id=d...ectable Place for Civil War Veterans"&f=false
Rusty Williams, a scholar of the homes, has a small website on them:
James Marten, author of "Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America" speaks about his book on vererans on Civil War Talk Radio:
I have downloaded all available volumes of the original Confederate Veteran in pdf format and can use acrobat to search for specific words, copy and paste and other useful aspects. I often include articles from CV in our Camp newsletter.
The Tennessee Confederate Veterans' Home at the Hermitage.
Here is a great thread by @CSA Today on Confederate Soldiers' Homes:
I am slowly putting some of these links into the link directory.
The blog of the Journal of the Civil War Era has an interesting post about the care of veterans after the war.
The unprecedented nature of the situation is brought out by this statistic: In 1860 there were 80,000 veterans of previous wars in the U.S. The Civil War left 1.9 million veterans.
Here is an interesting article on opiate addiction among Confederate veterans:
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