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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Old Confederate Soldiers' Home

Confederate Home
Confederate Soldiers' Home Opened Today. Published in Atlanta Journal June 3 1901. The Confederate Soldiers' Home was built in Atlanta in 1901, paid for by private subscriptions from old veterans and among others, the Inman family, costing $35,000. It opened its doors in June of that year. Dr. Amos Fox and Col. W. L. Calhoun were presidents of the Board of Trustees. The veterans themselves pressed for the construction of such a home. The reunions were very popular and well attended. At a reunion of confederate veterans in 1898 in Atlanta, the subject of the badly home was discussed and a resolution passed in the conference of 1900 in Augusta to construct a home. Finally, Governor Candler in his message to the legislature recommended that the home be accepted by the state and that an appropriation be made. The library room was furnished by the Savannah Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
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