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Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home

1893-1938

 
 
Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home 1893-1938 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
1. Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home 1893-1938 Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
Confederate Plot Section Six is the final resting place for the Confederate Veterans who resided at the Old Soldiers and Sailors Home, a refuge for aged and disabled Veterans. The Florida Soldiers Home Association was formed in 1888 with Major Albert Russell (C.S.A.) serving as the organization's president. Four years later, the Soldiers Home Association purchased ten acres of the Whitney Homestead in which to care for aging Confederate Veterans. Florida's Old Confederate Soldiers Home was dedicated on April 6, 1893, consisting of an Italian-styled villa of nine large rooms and a house of two rooms, located at 2336 Talleyrand Avenue. Official regulations required residents to have evidence of their Confederate military service and honorable discharge by the United Confederate Veterans. Sons of Confederate Veterans and Martha Reid Chapter No. 19 United Daughters of the Confederacy.

(Reverse text)
Throughout the years, Florida U.D.C. Chapters gave generously of their time and resources to meet the needs and provide luxuries to the beloved veterans. Confederate organizations of years past acknowledged that the aged soldiers were "a living monument to the War Between the States" and should be cared for, protected and honored. In the years between 1893
Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home Marker-Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 7, 2009
2. Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home Marker-Side 2
and 1938 the number of veterans in the Home ranged from as few as three to as many as forty-seven. For forty years the Home operated and survived on State Florida's Confederate home remained in operation until 1938, when the last veteran died. When the property was sold, the State Commander of the United Confederate Veterans transferred funds to the State of Florida for the establishment of an endowment fund to be used for scholarships at the Florida State College for Women (FSU) and the University of Florida.
 
Erected by Kirby Smith Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No.1208.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 30° 19.957′ N, 81° 38.922′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker can be reached from E Union Street near N Washington Street. Click for map. Located in the "Old City Cemetery" in downtown Jacksonville. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mungen House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Florida's First African-American Insurance Company--1901-2001 (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Close up of photograph on the Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 7, 2009
3. Close up of photograph on the Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home Marker
The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Site of the Forty-Ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1914 United Confederate Veterans Reunion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seminole War Blockhouse Site (approx. half a mile away); Duval County's First Court (approx. 0.6 miles away); "The Great Endurance Run" (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home Marker and plot image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
4. Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home Marker and plot
Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home Marker and plot image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
5. Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home Marker and plot
Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home Marker, along Cemetery Lane image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
6. Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home Marker, along Cemetery Lane
E Union Street entrance seen in far background
Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home, close-by , General Joseph Finnegan image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
7. Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home, close-by , General Joseph Finnegan
General
Joseph Finnegan
Confederate States Army
Born in Ireland
Died Oct. 29, 1885
(Footstone)
Joseph Finnegan
C.S.A.

Commander of the District of Middle and East Florida "So well did he perform his part that a signal victory over the Federals was won in the Battle of Olustee Feb. 20, 1864" (from Marker at Olustee Battlefield)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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