Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home

One of the newest collections on Florida Memory is the Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home. This collection consists of applications for admission to the Home as well as a small amount of documentation attesting to the veracity of the applicant’s claim.

Confederate veterans reunion, Crawfordville, 1904

Confederate veterans reunion, Crawfordville, 1904

The Home opened in Jacksonville in April 1893 and operated until 1938. In its final years of operation, organizations such as the United Daughters of the Confederacy played a significant role in caring for the veterans.

These documents provide a wealth of information about Confederate veterans and the health problems they incurred as a result of their service. These records complement the Confederate Pension Applications, which provide more comprehensive information about Confederate veterans and widows living in Florida after the Civil War.

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4 thoughts on “Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home

  1. Do you have names to go with this picture? I believe I saw it one other time and was told one of my husband’s ancestors is in it.

    • Thank you for your question. Yes, we do have more information about this photo!

      It was photographed at the Wakulla County Courthouse.

      Identified are (back row): Lawrence Wilkerson, Vereen; William H. Walker, Crawfordville; George Core, Hillardville; Joseph M. Allen, Medart; John Stokley, Ivan; Wiley Haskins, Vereen; Stephen S. Causseaux, Crawfordville; Louis Gwaltney, Crawfordville.

      Middle row: R.B. Forbes, Crawfordville; Thomas Hines Moore, Crawfordville; Arthur Lewis, Sopchoppy; James Sauls, Arran; Wesley Duggar, Crawfordville; Henry Braswell, Crawfordville; Nathaniel Singletary; Tom Vause; Stephen T. Pigott, Medart.

      Front row: Charles Patrick Alligood, Crawfordville; Jack J. Pearce, Hillardville; James Ezell, Medart; Allison Brown; R. Don McLeod, Crawfordville; William Sasser, Lake Ellen.


  2. Believe that James Sauls would be the son of James D. Sauls and either first wife, Sara Gilbreath or 2nd wife, Sarah Ann Nicks, dau/o Elizabeth Harrison Fair Nicks and Joseph DeWitt Nicks of Charleston, SC and Elizabeth later Leon Co., FL and Muscogee Co., GA. See 1840 U. S. Census for Celete Greene Sauls household in the Lake Iamonia area.

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