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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"

November 8, 1890 1765 EZARD, JOHN Co. B-1st Oregon Cavalry Scott Kidney & back disease
November 19, 1889 1393 FARNHAM, JNO. R. Co. I-91st Indiana Infantry Scott Dementia
May 6, 1887 265 FARRINGTON, DON C. H-129th Illinois Infantry Scott Lost right arm
March 25, 1887 47 FRANEY, PATRICK Co. D-154th Illinois Infantry Scott Bronchitis; Died June 27, 1887
May 8, 1890 1567 LANGFORD, J. D. Co. I-70th Illinois Infantry; Co. F-61st Illinois Infantry Scott Old age
September 20, 1889 1314 LANSING, ORRIN Co A-1st Illinios Artillery Scott Gun-shot wound right arm
March 11, 1887 17 PATTERSON, ROBERT I Co. I-4th Kentucky Infantry; Co. I-41st Missouri Inf. Scott Paralysis of right side; Died January 17, 1888
November 9, 1887 587 PURVIS, JOSEPH Co. M-4th Missouri H.G.; Co. A-19th Missouri Inf; Co. G-3d MO Cons. Inf Scott Lung disease
April 3, 1890 1524 REDWINE, ISAAC Co. A-68th Illinois Infantry Scott Old age
April 19, 1888 759 RICHMOND, ISAAC J. Co. F-2d Ohio Infantry; Co. K&K-Ohio Battalion Scott Gastric catarrh
April 13, 1888 747 RYAN, JAMES Co. G&G-7th Missouri Infantry Scott Rheumatism and piles
August 23, 1887 475 SASH, JOHN Co A-114th Illinois Infantry Scott Rheumatism and heart disease
October 6, 1888 970 SHIBLEY, HOWARD C. U. S. Navy Scott Lumbago
April 11, 1889 1177 SMITH, JOSIAH Co. C-15th Illinois Infantry Scott Paralysis
November 14, 1888 1008 TAYLOR, JOHN R. Co. E-11th Missouri Infantry Scott Disease of feet
January 18, 1889 1116 WELLS, JNO. C. Co. H-129th Illinois Infantry Scott Diarrhea