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Hardcover Milwaukee's Soldiers Home Book

ISBN: 1531666698

ISBN13: 9781531666699

Milwaukee's Soldiers Home

(Part of the Images of America: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Series and Images of America: Wisconsin Series)

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As the country sought healing and peace after the Civil War, Wisconsin citizens took up Pres. Abraham Lincoln's challenge "to care for him who shall have borne the battle." Their efforts paved the way for the establishment in Milwaukee of one of the original three branches of the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. In May 1867, the first 60 veterans, including a musician from the War of 1812, moved to a single building on 400 rolling...

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