Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home
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.
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
Erected by Kirby Smith Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No.1209.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series lists.
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 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (approx. 0.4 miles away); 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); The Plaza Building (approx. half a mile away); Seminole War Blockhouse Site (approx. half a mile away); Old Jacksonville Free Public Library (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 16, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2012, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 16, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.