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Soldiers & Sailors Home - Admissions - Daily Record

Fourth Biennial Report
of the
Quincy, Illinois
June 30, 1892

Admissions - Daily Record

Indexed by Lowell L. Volkel

Admission of Mexican War & Civil War Veterans

1887 - 1889

Section #1

The late Lowell L. Volkel indexed this volume in 1975. The book consists of actual copies of the printed records of the Soldiers' & Sailors' Home in Quincy.

The preface in the book includes the following information: "The Soldiers' and Sailors' Home was established by an act of the General Assembly, June 26, 1885, "to provide a home and subsistence for honorably discharged ex-soldiers and sailors who enlisted from Illinois in the U.S. Army or Navy, during the war of the rebellion and the Mexican War, and who have since become and are now residents of the State of Illinois, and who may have become disabled through ... such service, or who by reason of old age, or other disabilities, are disqualified from earning a livelihood...."

The commission appointed by Governor Oglesby to locate the home under the provisions of this act, selected a tract of 140 acres just outside the northern limits of the city of Quincy. Building operations began in May, 1886. The home was formally opened in March, 1887.

This book contains copies of pages from the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Biennial Reports of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home. Only those pages listing admissions to the Home were copied. Much additional data about the operation of the Home may be found in these reports. Copies of the full reports are in the Illinois State Library.

Each soldier or sailor was assigned a "Registry Number" upon admission to the Home. These numbers were assigned in consecutive order beginning with the number eleven. If a discharged veteran was later readmitted, he kept the number initially issued to him. Many names in these reports are obviously misspelled. A researcher should check the index for various spellings of a name.

The records of the Quincy Home are in the Illinois State Archives, Springfield, Illinois. You may receive photocopies of a soldier's file by writing to the Archives. When making a request, be sure to state the soldier's name, his regiment, and his registry number as found in this book. There may be a nominal charge to cover the cost of the copies.

This volume covers 4,418 separate admissions to the Home between March, 1887, and June 30, 1898. Many re-admissions are also noted. All of the men listed in this book served their country in the Mexican War or the Civil War. Beginning in 1899, Spanish-American War soldiers also became eligible to enter the Home. Projected future volumes of this series will include Spanish-American soldiers as well as veterans of the earlier wars.

Lowell M. Volkel, August, 1975"

September 27, 1887 531 BRALEY, DAVID Co. K-28th Illinois Inf.; transferred to 28th Illinois Infantry Menard Diarrhea and weak eyes
May 20, 1887 306 CONNORS, JAMES Co. F-28th Illinois Infantry Menard L. ing. hernia
December 1, 1888 1035 FRASIER, EDWARD Co. G-153d Illinois Infantry Menard General disability
January 11, 1889 1109 GORDON, PATRICK Co. G-54th Illinois Infantry Menard Injury to feet
January 13, 1891 1824 JAMES, GEORGE B. Co. A-4th Illinois Infantry; Co. K-35th Indiana Infantry Menard Rheumatism, piles and deaf
September 19, 1890 1690 KEARNS, THOMAS Co. K-114th Illinois Infantry Menard Rheumatism and age
January 2, 1890 1442 LANGFORD, WM. Co. H-1st Illinois Cavalry Menard Old age
May 3, 1887 258 McMULLEN, ANTHONY Co. K-114th Illinois Infantry Menard Chronic dysentery
August 1, 1889 1261 SCHOYER, CRHIS Co. K-33d Illinois Infantry Menard Deafness
April 20, 1887 214 SMALL, JOHN Co F-28th Illinois Infantry Menard Chronic rheumatism
October 6, 1888 971 TALBOTT, ISAIAH Co. G-73d Illinois Infantry Menard Lung disease
May 15, 1890 1571 WASSON, JOSEPH Co. E. 14th Illinois Infantry Menard Hernia
August 31, 1889 1287 WILSON, JOHN Co. M-1st Missouri Artillery Menard Varicose veins