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Soldiers & Sailors Home 2

Fifth 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"

2703 ANDERSON, CHARLES G. Co. E-89th IL Inf. Private 34 months 64 yrs $8.00 Varicose veins both legs, deafness Morgan Nov. 21, 1893
2544 BULLOCK, THOMAS J. Co. A-49th MO Inf.; Co. E-1st MO  Inf Private 1 & 8 mos 66 yrs General disability Morgan May 23, 1893
2588 DEAVEN, THOMAS Co. C-53d OH Inf.; Co. D-173d OH Inf. Private 15 & 10 mos 51 yrs $12.00 Injury to hip and thigh Morgan July 20, 1893
2298 FAGAN, ROBERT A. Co. F-113th IL Inf.; Co. K-120th IL Inf. Private 8 months 50 yrs $6.00 Rheumatism Morgan Aug. 16, 1892 Disch. Sept. 14, 1893
2397 HURLEY, JAMES Co. K-69th NY Inf. Private 3 months 61 yrs $12.00 Rheumatism Morgan Nov. 25, 1892
2423 LAYTON, DAMON Co. D-64th MO Inf.; Co. C-47th MO  Inf. Private 5 & 12 mos 49 yrs General disability Morgan Dec. 12, 1892
2712 LONGFELLOW, WM. H. Co. I-2d U. S. Inf. Private 13 months 54 yrs $8.00 Cong. of liver, gastric & intestional indigest. Morgan Nov. 27, 1893
2713 SHAW, RICHARD Co. D-77th IL Inf. Private 37 months 59 yrs  $8.00 Alcoholism Morgan Nov. 29, 1893 Disch. Feb. 23, 1894
SIMPSON, WILLIAM Co. I-11th OH Cav. Private 29 months 60 yrs G. s. w. right wrist joint Morgan Oct. 27, 1893
2403 VANCE, GARLAND N. Co. C-135th IL Inf. Private 4 months 49 yrs General disability Morgan Dec. 1, 1892 Disch. Nov. 4, 1893
2272 WALKER, WILLIAM T. Co. H-101st IL Inf. Private 34 months 49 yrs $6.00 General disability Morgan July 21, 1892 Disch. own request, Dec. 6, 1892
2804 WATKINS, WILLIAM F. Co.  C-64th IL Inf. Private 42 months 43 yrs $12.00 Rheum., defective eyes't Morgan June 11, 1894
2747 WESSEL, PETER Co. C-94th IL Inf. Private 36 months 61 yrs $8.00 General debility Morgan March 5, 1894
2275 WRIGHT, ALEXANDER M. Co. H-32d IL Inf. 2d Lt & Capt 48 months 69 yrs $8.00 General disability Morgan July 21, 1892 Died Nov. 21, 1892
2806 YECK, LOUIS Co. A-101st IL Inf. Private 33 months 60 yrs $12.00 G. s. w. and inj. to ankle Morgan June 12, 1894