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 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 and 1938 the number of veterans
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. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 721 times since then. 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.