Tag Archives: National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
A Native-American soldier in Union uniform during the Civil War (National Park Service)

Mexican War Veteran, Civil War Veteran, Indian Officer: An Athlone Man’s Quarter Century on the American Frontier

During the height of the 1880 Presidential Election Campaign, a reporter from the Democratic Cincinnati Daily Enquirer visited the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Veterans in Dayton, Ohio, to find out “What the veterans think about General Hancock.” The legendary former commander of the Army of the Potomac’s Second Corps was […]

Continue Reading
Eastern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Library of Congress)

How To Find American Civil War Veterans from Irish Counties: A Case Study of Mathew Dooley, Roscrea

I receive regular requests from around Ireland to provide information on men from specific parts of the country who served during the American Civil War. Pinning veterans down to a locality of origin is a difficult challenge, but it is often possible to reveal some of their stories. Having recently conducted ¬†research on one fascinating […]

Continue Reading