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C.W. Soldiers

Belgian Civil War soldiers


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Eastern Branch, in Togus Maine (1866)
Northwestern Branch, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1867)
Central Branch, in Dayton, Ohio (1867)
Southern Branch, in Hampton, Virginia (1870)
Western Branch, in Leavenworth, Kansas (1885)
Pacific Branch, in Santa Monica (LA), California (1888)
Marion Branch, in Marion, Indiana (1888)
Danville Branch, in Danville, Illinois (1898)
Mountain Branch, in Johnson City, Tennessee (1901)
Battle Mountain Sanatorium, in Hot Springs, South Dakota (1902)
Bath Branch (formerly the New York State Soldier & Sailor Home),in Bath, New York (1929)
Roseburg Branch, Roseburg, Oregon

the old soldier's homes: Marion

The Federal Government built the Marion Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (now the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System) because Civil War veterans were growing older and more often sought assistance at the National Home branches. Even after construction of the Western Branch in 1885 and the Pacific Branch in 1888, the National Home still needed more space.  The Board of Managers selected Marion, Indiana, as the location for a new branch in 1888 because of its natural gas supply. The Marion Branch was the last to be designed in the 19th century Picturesque landscape style with curved roads, naturalistic plantings, and irregular green spaces. The branch officially opened March 18, 1890.
Membership at the Marion Branch rose to 1,782 by 1901, but later declined due to the advancing age and increased deaths of Civil War veterans. In 1920, the Board of Managers approved a proposal to convert the Marion Branch into a neuropsychiatric institution, the primary function of which was to care for “nervous and mental patients,” who were mostly World War I veterans.  Other members at the time were transferred to different branches, mainly the branches in Milwaukee and Danville. 
(from various sources)

Belgians soldiers in the Soldier's Home, from the censuses:

1900: John B Meunier: born december 1831, 68 y. o., single, emigrated 1859
1910: none



 Belgians soldiers in the Soldier's Home, from the Soldiers' Home Registers:




cause of discharge

Amen Madaline




John B Meunier



at request

Julius Plovier




Morris W DuTour




Louis Benard




Peter Albert





 in Bold date of first admission and date of last discharge.