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Records of Bath veterans’ home available online

The genealogy database Fold3.com recently added records for the Bath National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.

This collection has indexes and registers for Bath as well as a death index for the years 1879-1903. This was a home, funded by Congress, for soldiers and sailors following the Civil War. Eventually it was taken over by the Veterans Admininstration when it was founded in 1930.

Admissions to the home was voluntary and soldiers and sailors could request which home they wanted to live in and were free to leave when they wanted.

Registers in the collection include information such as which company and regiment a soldier served in, time and place of discharge, cause of disability, the soldier’s physical description, occupation, residence and name and address of living relative.

Though Fold3.com is a subscription website, this collection is free to search.

To start searching, go to: https://www.fold3.com/publication/1427/us-national-homes-for-disabled-volunteer-soldiers-1866-1938/browse

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