Old Soldiers' Home: A History and Necrology of the Northwestern Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 1864-1900

Old Soldiers' Home: A History and Necrology of the Northwestern Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 1864-1900

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Old Soldiers' Home: A History and Necrology of the Northwestern Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 1864-1900 - Dr. Jeanette Jerger. This home, located near Milwaukee, admitted veterans of the War of 1812, Civil War and Mexican War. Many of the veterans had roots in IL, NY and PA. Other states are also fairly well represented. The 1877 report stated that there were twice as many foreign-born as native-born veterans living in the home-predominantly from Ireland and Germany. The list of deceased veterans provides name, company and regiment, date of admission, age, place of birth, disability, date of death, and additional information as available. All sections are arranged alphabetically. Deaths, 1864-1877, are listed in one section, and deaths, 1878-1900, are listed separately by year. The book also contains a brief account of the women activists who established the original home, and follows its evolution to a Veterans Administration Hospital. Jeanette Jerger has been collecting genealogical data for 15 years and is the author of A Medical Miscellany for Genealogists (2001), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, 248 pp. 101-J1731 ISBN: 0788417312