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: Western
1884, the Western Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
in became the first National Home branch west of the Mississippi River to serve
veterans in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and
Nebraska. In the same year, Congress increased eligibility for the National
Home branches to include those veterans with non-service related disabilities.
As a result, the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers had an immediate
12% increase in membership prompting construction of the Western and Pacific
Branches to accommodate more veterans. The historic core of the Western Branch
is situated along a ridge line overlooking the Missouri River.
Construction began at the branch in 1885 using bricks made from clay found on the site for many of the original buildings. The Western Branch provided shelter, education, training, employment and medical care to veterans. Members could work and learn new skills, while they were being rehabilitated. By 1893, the Western Branch had carpenter, blacksmith, engineer, tin, paint, print, shoe, soap, and tailor shops, and a truck farming producing fruit and vegetables. Shops for baking, upholstering, and horseshoeing were added by 1900. Members were employed as laborers, waiters, clerks, cooks, carpenters, and guards.
Prominent landscape architect Horace William Shaler Cleveland designed the campus in the Picturesque style with curving tree-lined roads, an informal arrangement of buildings, and large open areas with groups of trees and shrubs. Cleveland believed in working in harmony with the natural landscape, laying out the campus to complement the rolling topography of the site.
Established in 1886, the cemetery is to the west of the buildings on campus separated by a sloping grade. Horace William Shaler Cleveland designed the cemetery in the park-like cemetery layout that was popular in late 19th century. (from various sources)
Belgians soldiers in the Soldier's Home, from the censuses:
1900: Fritz Freeman: born April 1836, 64 y.o., divorced, born Belgium from Prussian parents, emigrated 1858 Edward Deyorger: born February 1833, 67 y.o., married for 42 y., emigrated 1850 August Decamp: born September 1834, 65 y.o., single, emigrated 1860 1910: August De Camp: 77 y.o., single, Belgian(French), emigrated 1863, a laborer 1920: Bruno Cloves: 70 y.o., widower, Belgian(Flemish), Edward Deyorger: 84 y.o., widower, emigrated 1850, Belgian(Flemish) from parents Belgian(French)
Belgians soldiers in the Soldier's Home, from the Soldiers' Home Registers:
in Bold date of first admission and date of last discharge.