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Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

S.C. Confederate Soldiers’ Home

 
 
S.C. Confederate Soldiers’ Home Marker image. Click for full size.
October 5, 2018
1. S.C. Confederate Soldiers’ Home Marker
Inscription. The Confederate Infirmary opened here in 1909. S.C. was the last southern state to create a residence for indigent Civil War veterans. Legislation authorized space for two veterans from each county. The United Daughters of the Confederacy played a key role at the facility, which was renamed the Soldiers’ Home in 1915. The UDC prompted investigations that led to renovation of the Greek Revival building and nearby hospital in 1921. Women’s influence at the Soldiers’ Home continued and in 1921 the state authorized the UDC to name four women to the Home’s nine-person commission. In 1925 the state opened the Home to veterans’ widows, and later extended eligibility to sisters, daughters, and nieces. The last veteran living in the Home died in 1944 and it closed in 1957. The state demolished the building in 1963.
 
Erected 2014 by Richland County Conservation Commission and SC Civil War Sesquicentennial Advisory Board. (Marker Number 40-187.)
 
Location. 34° 1.24′ N, 81° 2.241′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Confederate Avenue and Bull Street on Confederate Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1417 Confederate Avenue, Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Confederate Soldiers Home image. Click for full size.
Russell Maxey (photo courtesy of the Richland Library, Columbia), 1925
2. Confederate Soldiers Home
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldiers Home (a few steps from this marker); Geiger Ave. Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); I. DeQuincey Newman Freeway (approx. 0.2 miles away); South Carolina State Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Modjeska Simkins House (approx. half a mile away); South Carolina State Hospital, Mills Building (approx. half a mile away); Site of the Surrender of Columbia, SC (approx. half a mile away); Elmwood Avenue (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2018. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 5, 2018.   2. submitted on October 11, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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