The United States Soldiers' Home - A History of Its First Hundred Years (eBook)
Colonel Paul R. Goode's history of The United States Soldiers' Home.Shortly after the Mexican War, General Winfield Scott and several other senior Army officers suggested the establishment of a “Military Asylum” for the relief and support of invalid and disabled soldiers of the Army of the United States. Congress agreed, and on March 3, 1851, enacted the initial legislation which authorized the United States Soldiers’ Home.After more than one hundred years of existence, a history of the operations, problems, and achievements of the Soldiers’ Home has been long overdue and here Colonel Goode has produced, through diligent effort and research of all available records, an accurate account of the activities of the Home. He has also clearly pointed up what a great haven the Home is to the enlisted men of the Army and, in recent years, to those of the Air Force.
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