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Many of the original old soldiers' homes were constructed in high Victorian style, like the New Hampshire Soldiers' Home in Tilton, New Hampshire.
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Many of the original old soldiers' homes were constructed in high Victorian style, like the New Hampshire Soldiers' Home in Tilton, New Hampshire.

An old soldiers' home is a veteran's hospital or an institution devoted to the care of the widows and orphans of a nation's soldiers, sailors and marines, etc.

United States

Within the United States, most old soldiers' homes were established following the Civil War, sometimes with state funding, otherwise with federal monies. The old soldiers' home system was eventually replaced with the United States Veterans Administration and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Confederate soldiers were supported entirely at the state level with no funds from the federal government against which they had rebelled. Many old soldiers' homes, now veterans' institutions, have affiliated national cemeteries located on or near the grounds.

List of old soldiers' homes within the United States

It was not unusual for old soldiers to live out their old age and die under the institutional care of the home, including at the Soldiers' Home in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California.
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It was not unusual for old soldiers to live out their old age and die under the institutional care of the home, including at the Soldiers' Home in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California.
Scott Building and Anderson's Cottage, National Soldiers' Home, Washington, D.C.
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Scott Building and Anderson's Cottage, National Soldiers' Home, Washington, D.C.


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