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National Military Home, Ohio. (Dayton, Ohio)


  • PUBLISHER: Krebs Lithographing Company, Cincinnati.

  • MEDIUM: Chromolithograph,

    DATE: c.1881.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 20 x 30" (50.7 x 76.1 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: In March of 1865, as the Civil War was nearing its end, Abraham Lincoln signed into law a bill to “incorporate a National Military and Naval Asylum for the relief of the totally disabled officers and men of the volunteer forces of the United States.” One of the goals of these institutions was to keep indigent veterans, especially disabled ones, out of almshouses.<br><br> The first of a series of large institutions was opened in Togus, Maine, in 1866. The largest of these institutions, however, was the Central Branch of the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, located in Dayton, Ohio, and opened in 1867. (In 1873, Congress changed the name to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.)… <br><br> In 1930, the National Homes were integrated into the newly created Veterans Administrations. <br><br> Excerpt from by Graham Warder, Ph.D., Keene State College


  • CONDITION: Fair condition with mild foxing through out and a 1" tear into the image on the right.


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