Confederate Soldier's Home of Georgia Register of Inmates
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Confederate Soldier's Home of Georgia Register of Inmates

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Confederate Soldier’s Home of Georgia (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Confederate Soldier's Home of Georgia Register of Inmates
Dates: undated
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft.
Quantity: (1 half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS7

Biographical/Historical Note

The Confederate Soldier's Home of Georgia was established in 1889 for the protection and care of Georgia veterans of the Civil War. Funded by private donations, the Board of Directors (led by newspaper editor Henry Grady) purchased a tract of land on Confederate Avenue just outside the Atlanta city limits where a Gothic style wooden structure was built to house residents. The home was completed in 1890 but did not open until 1900 due to lack of funds.The state of Georgia acquired the property in 1900 and it finally opened in 1901. However, on September 27 of that year, a fire completely destroyed the home and all its contents. A new building containing 68 rooms, including bedrooms, chapel, dining hall, kitchen, and storage rooms was built on the original site and opened in 1902. The first veteran to enter the Home was W. J. Aldred who became an inmate on June 3, 1901. The last veteran to share the home was Henry Taylor Dowling whose entry was recorded on April 17, 1941. The Home housed widows of Confederate veterans beginning in the 1940s before closing in 1963. It was razed in 1965.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of over 700 typed pages of information about residents of the Confederate Soldier’s Home of Georgia. The list of inmates represented in this collection is not comprehensive. The information was copied from three registers kept at the Home between 1901 and 1941 and each page contains vital records and history of military service. Information about each veteran includes name, date and place of birth, unit and rank, date of capture, surrender, or injury, date of entry and discharge of the Home, health problems, death date and cause of death, and burial place. The date of the copies is unknown.


This collection is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Index Terms

Anderson, Zachery T., 1846-1933
Ard, Joseph U., 1849-1931
Armestead, Walter S., b. 1835
Armstrong, Adolphus, 1839-1909
Ashley, John T., b. 1847
Askew, Thomas J., 1842-1911
Atkisson, George, b. 1842
Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Atwood, John M., 1848-1933
Avary, Arch, 1847-1937
Averett, Thomas Jefferson, 1842-1913
Avery, Benjamin F., b. 1840
Bachelor, Joe, 1826-1909
Bain, Donald, 1831-1904
Barker, George, 1828-1912
Barnes, John E., b. 1841
Barnwell, Posey, 1828-1912
Barton, John A., 1830-1904
Barton, John B., 1839-1912
Baughn, Benjamin F., 1841-1908
Baughn, Peter B., b. 1834
Baxley, Joseph, 1844-1910
Belleisle, Jessie M., 1839-1914
Berbeusse, Charles, b. 1840
Blount, John A., 1847-1934
Bolton, James W., 1847-1936
Bowie, Langdon, b. 1842
Brandon, David P., 1846-1905
Broadwell, John L., 1841-1912
Brown, James, 1822-1909
Capers, Henry D., (Henry Dickson), 1835-1910
Cheek, Gilbert B., 1832-1913
Colquitt, Hugh H., 1845-1922
Confederate Soldier’s Home of Georgia (Atlanta, Ga.)
Copeland, Obediah, 1822-1903
Copeland, Winfield A., 1842-1932
Crawley, Seaborn, b. 1847
Crenshaw, James L., 1837-1910
Culberson, John Pope, 1819-1912
Davis, Andrew J., 1832-1911
Davis, Robert B., 1842-1937
Dawson, James Henry, 1848-1939
Dobson, Rufus, 1842-1933
Duke, Alford G., 1846-1930
Falkner, Benjamin, 1841-1903
Ford, James C., 1843-1914
Gable, Charles A., 1847-1905
Glazier, Frank H., 1843-1928
Griffin, Thomas, 1845-1911
Griggs, Minor Y., 1847-1941
Herring, James Wesley, 1843-1932
Hogue, Jacob B., 1829-1912
Hyer, John H., 1829-1912
Jennings, Henry T., 1837-1911
Jones, Tolbert H., 1831-1908
Lackey, George W., 1836-1903
Langen, John, 1825-1903
Langston, David B., 1837-1908
Maddox, John L. M., 1841-1915
Manning, Alonzo A., 1844-1906
Mason, William T., 1842-1913
McConnell, Howard J., 1845-1926
McKenney, George W., 1846-1931
Merritt, Wiley, 1832-1914
Moseley, Vincent M., 1839-1915
Phillips, George H., 1844-1930
Ponder, William H., 1842-1916
Scoggin, Alexander T., 1847-1937
Seay, I. Buford, 1846-1934
Seymour, George W., 1842-1917
Stanley, Henry S., 1837-1907
Stansell, Robert L., 1840-1914
Stier, Frank T., 1832-1903
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Registers
Veterans' hospitals--Georgia--Atlanta

Location of Originals

The original ledgers are owned by the Georgia Archives.

Administrative Information

Existance and Location of Copies

Microfilm of the original registers is available within the library.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item(s)], Confederate Soldier's Home of Georgia Register of Inmates, MSS 7, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1980 (1980.001)

Processing Information

The collection was reprocessed in 2009.


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Register of Inmates - Adams, J. J. - DuPree, C. U., undated
2Register of Inmates - Edwards, E. C. - Inzer, F. J., undated
3Register of Inmates - Jackson, James - Owen, E. A., undated
4Register of Inmates - Padgett, M. A. - Tuten, James, undated
5Register of Inmates - Vance, John - Young, Thomas, undated