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SOLDIERS' HOMES.

Section.

545 546 547

548, 549

550 551 552

Government:

Appointment to board of managers..
Home to be nearly self sustaining.

Nurse may be employed....
Property:

Building may be erected...
Home may convey real estate..
Burial lot may be purchased...

All property exempt from taxation.
Admission to home:

Indigent soldiers admitted...

Wives, widows, and dependents..
Inmates:

Charges to inmates..
Incidental expense allowance..
May organize companies..
Insane inmates....
Settlement in city not lost..
Special treatment.

Deceased in niates' effects..
Outside relief:

To soldiers...
To dependents..

553 554

555, 556

557

558 559,560

561 562 563

564 565

545. Board of managers of New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers.--The commander of the Department of New Jersey of the Grand Army of the Republic is appointed and created ex officio a member of the board of managers of the New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers at Kearney and the New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines and their Wives at Vineland.

New Jersey, Laws 1914, ch. 27. 546. Soldiers' home to be self sustaining.-The Hermitage, the home of Gen. Andrew Jackson, is devoted as a home for indigent and disabled soldiers who volunteered in the service of the State or the Confederate States, their widows and orphans; the farm of about five hundred acres is to be so managed as to make the charity as nearly self sustaining as possible, and by the establishment of suitable industries. Nine men and six women shall be on the board of trustees.

Tennessee, Code 1918, secs. 2723–3].

547. Nurse to be employed--newspapers, etc.--Appropriation is made for the employment of a nurse at Wyoming Soldiers' and Sailors' Home for two years ending March 31, 1919; also for newspapers and magazines.

Wyoming, Laws 1917, ch. 125, cecs. 37, 46. 548. Hospital may be erected.--The board of managers of the New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and their wives, at Vineland, may erect and equip a hospital at said home, to be of brick or other substantial material, with plans prepared by the commissioner of charities and correction.

New Jersey, Laws 1912, ch. 3. 549. Buildings for surgeon and trained nurses.—The board of managers of the Soldiers' Home at Kearney is authorized and empowered to erect upon a suitable site belonging to the home a proper building for the occupancy of the resident surgeon of the home and also a suitable building for use of the trained nurses employed therein.

New Jersey, 4 Comp. Stat. 1910, sec. 24, p. 4864. 550. Authorized to convey real estate. The soldiers' home in Chicago is authorized to convey to the Chicago Public Library all of its rights in real estate in Dearborn Park.

Illinois, 4 Ann. Stat. 1913, par. 7120. 551. Burial lot for home.—A burial lot in Arlington cemetery, Hudson County, N. J., for deceased soldiers from the soldier's home at Kearney may be purchased.

New Jersey, 4 Comp. Stat. 1910, p. 1865, sec. 29. 552. Exempt from taxation.-Any and all property maintained and operated for the benevolent purpose of the Confederate Soldiers' Home is exempted from all municipal, county, and State taxation, if no individual or corporation derives any revenue or income from such property.

Mississippi, 2 Lemi. Ann. Code 1917, sec. 6884. 553. Indigent soldier's admitted.-A State soldiers' home is provided, to which indigent Confederate veterans may be admitted. Wives of such veterans when accompanied by their husbands, residents of Alabama for two years, shall be eligible. Widows of veterans whose husbands died while inmates of the home and who accompanied their husbands to the home shall remain inmates. Conditions of entrance are prescribed.

Alabama, 1 Code 1907, secs. 2038-55; Gen. Acts 1915, No. 219, p. 280. Substantially similar provisions, including Union soldiers: Alaska, Laws 1913, ch. 78, sec. 1, p. 304; Arkansas, Kirby's Dig. Stat. 1904, secs. 5965–75; California, Stat. 1889, p. 418; Stat. 1901, p. 823; Stat. 1897, p. 106; Stat. 1911, ch. 235, p. 422; Colorado, Laws 1911, ch. 209, sec. 6037; Laws 1915, ch. 147, sec. 6037; Rev. Stat. 1908, secs. 6034-48; Law's 1909, ch. 75, 125–127; Laws 1917, ch. 11, sec. 31; ch. 17, sec. ); ch. 126; Connecticut, 1 Gen. Stat. 1918, secs. 1897–1906; Sp. Acts 1917, No. 333, p. 1060; No. 429, p. 1167; No. 404, p. 1135; Florida, 1 Conip. Laws 1914, sec. 763; Idaho, 1 Rev. Code, secs. 792–9; Illinois, 1 Ann. Stat. 1913, pars. 1212-17; Laws 1917, p. 71; Indiana, 4 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, secs. 19078-88; Acts 1915, ch. 150, p. 595; Iowa, Code 1913 Supp., secs. 2601-8; Kansas, Gen Stat. 1915, secs. 10565–84; Kentucky, 1 Stat. 1915, sec. 415a; Louisiana, Const. art. 302; 1 Marr's Ann. Rev. Stat. 1915, secs. 1282-86; Massachusetts, Gen. Acts 1916, ex. sess. ch. 316; Michigan, Pub. Acts 1917, No. 129; Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, sec. 3953; Gen. Stat. Supp. 1917, sec. 3954; Missouri, 1 Rev. Stat. 1909, secs. 1518-22; sec. 1511; Montana, Law's 1913, p. 425; 3 Rev. Codes Supp. 1915, secs. 1290-91; 1 Rev. Codes 1907, secs. 1281-90; Nebraska, Rev. Stat. 1913. secs. 7302-7; Laws 1917, ch. 133; sec. 7189; New Hampshire, Law3 1917, ch. 209, includes soldiers serving in war with Germany; New Jersey, 1 Comp. Stat. 1910, p. 4860, secs. 1-29; Laws 1912, ch. 160; Laws 1914, ch. 182; Laws 1913, ch. 155; New York, Laws 1911, ch. 577; North Carolina, 2 Revisal 1908, ch. 112, secs. 5309--14; North Dakota, 1 Comp. Laws 1913, secs. 1775-96; Ohio, 1 Ann. Gen. Code 1910, secs. 1905–25; 107 Laws 1917, p. 617, sec. 1909; Oklahoma, 2 Rev. Laws 1910, secs. 7136–43; Laws 1913, ch. 124; H. Con. Res. No. 21, p. 720; Laws 1915, p. 714, S. J. Res. No. 40; Laws 1917, ch. 271; Oregon, 2 Lord's Laws 1910, secs. 4366-68; Laws 1917, ch. 195, sec. 22; Pennsylvania, 4 Purdon's Dig. 1905, pp. 4409-11; 6 Purdun's Dig. 1915, Supp., p. 7513; Rhode Island, Laws 1918, ch, 1633; South Carolina, 1 Code 1912, secs. 178–9; South Dakota, 1 Comp. Laws 1913. pp. 157–9; Laws 1915, ch. 278; Tennessee, Code 1918, secs. 2723-31; Texas, 1 Vernon's S. Civil Stat. 1914, arts. 205–8; Virginia, Acts 1910, ch. 364, p. 588; Washington, Const. art. 10, sec. 3; Pierce's Code 1912, p. 1976, tit. 499; Laws 1915, ch. 106; Wisconsin, Stat. 1917, sec. 45.07; Wyoming, Comp. Stat. 1910, ch. 49. secs. 579-89.

554. Home for wives, widows, and dependents.—The mothers, wives, and widows of such Confederate soldiers and sailors as may be, if living, or might have been, if dead, entitled to admission to the Confederate home shall be received into the annex and maintained in like manner as such soldiers or sailors.

Arkansas, Kirby's Dig. Stat. 1911, Supp., sec. 5965a. Similar provisions: California, Pol. Code 1915, secs. 2210–2210g, also includes dependent unmarried daughters and sisters, and ex-Army nurses; Illinois, 1 Ann. Stat. 1913, pars. 1218, 1253–65, includes daughters; Kansas, Gen. Stat. 1915, secs. 10585–91, includes minor children and Army nurses; Laws 1917, ch. 34, 304; Michigan, Puh. Acts 1913, No. 217, sec. 1; Pub. Acts 1917, No. 129; North Carolina, Revisal 1913, ch. 112, sec. 5314a; Laws 1913, ch. 62, includes other worthy dependent women of the Confederacy who are residents of the State; Ohio, 1 Ann. Gen. Code 1910, secs. 1919–25, includes Army nurses; Pennsylvania, Puh. Laws 1913, No. 669, p. 1178, ladies of the Grand Arniy of the Republic; Texas, 1 Vernon's S. ('ivil Stat. 1914, art. 208a, includes women who aided the Coniederacy; Virginia, Acts 1914, ch. 40, p. 60; Wisconsin, Stat. 1917, sec. 45.07, includes Army nurses.

555. Certain amount of pensions deposited. Every pensioner residing in the soldiers' home and accepting its benefits must turn over to the commander, on receipt of his quarterly pension check, any sum in excess of $5 per month so received, to be held subject to the commissioners' rules for the benefit of the inmate or his dependent relatives. If improper use is made of the allowance of $5 per month, leading to misconduct or infraction of the rules, such allowance shall be suspended.

Colorado, Rev. Stat. 1908, sec. 6041.

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Similar provisions: Idaho, 1 Rev. Code 1908, secs. 792–9; Illinois, 1 Ann. Stat. 1913, par. 1216, entire amount if wise resides at home and accepts its benefits; Indiana, 4 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, secs. 10987–88; Iowa, Code 1913 Supp., secs. 2606b, 2606c, forfeits entire aniount is becomes intoxicated twice; Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, secs. 3968–72; New Jersey, 4 Comp. Stat. 1910, sec. 37, p. 4867; Wyoming, Comp. Stat. 1910, ch. 391, sec. 5983.

556. Inmate may pay board-Amount of pension not considered. No soldier or sailor who is properly subject to be admitted to the soldiers' home shall be denied the privilege of paying his board, or any part thereof, if he so desires. The amount of pension received by such soldier or sailor shall not be taken into consideration in determining his qualifications to become an inmate of the home, nor shall any member of such home be deprived by the board of control of any part of the pension money which such member receives from the Government of the United States.

Iowa, Code 1913, Supp. sec. 2602a. Similar provision: Nebraska, Rev. Stat. 1913, sec. 7306.

557. Incidental expense allowance.—An allowance of $1 a month for incidental expenses is made to each Confederate veteran of the R. E. Lee Camp at the soldiers' home.

Virginia, Acts 1914, ch. 198, p. 313. 558. Inmates organize companies.—The inmates of the Kentucky Confederate Home may organize into companies under military discipline for the control, regulation, and management of the inmates, and all questions affecting discipline may be remitted to courtmartial.

Kentucky, 1 Stat. 1915, sec. 415a. 559. Insane member does not lose connection.-In case any member of the Montana Soldiers' Home shall become insane and so adjudged and sent to any asylum for the insane, such inmate shall not thereby lose his connection with the said home.

Montana, 1 Rev. Codes 1907, sec. 1298. 560. Insane inmates transferred to State asylum.-Any soldier, sailor, or marine who may have been regularly admitted into the soldiers' home who shall be found to be insane may be transferred, by an order of the board of managers, to any State lunatic asylum, there to remain at the expense of the State until legally discharged, said expense to be paid out of the maintenance fund of said home and at the same rate as is charged to the county insane.

New Jersey, 4 Comp. Stat. 1910, sec. 19, p. 1863. 561. Settlement in city or town not lost.–Soldiers and dependents shall lose their settlement in a city or town when absent for five consecutive years; but the time spent as an inmate of a soldiers' or sailors' home within or without this Commonwealth shall not be counted.

Massachusetts, Gen. Acts 1916, ch. 316, ex. sess.

562. Inmates to have special treatment.--Inmates of the Soldiers' Home of Louisiana shall be provided with special treatment for the diseases of the eye, ear, nose, and throat in the special hospital for these ailments at New Orleans.

Louisiana, 2 Marr's Ann. Rev. Stat. 1915, sec. 3153. 563. Effects of deceased inmates.—The personal property and effects of deceased members of the soldiers' and sailors' home shall be held by the commandant of said home, subject to the claim of the heirs of such deceased member. If such property and effects are unclaimed for six months, they shall be sold and the proceeds held by the commandant for twelve months, and if still unclaimed by legal heirs shall be placed in the general fund of the home.

Colorado, Laws 1917, ch. 125. Similar provisions: Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, sec. 3974, if will is made must be respected; New Jersey, Laws 1912, ch. 312; Oregon, 3 Lord's Laws 1910, secs. 7388–89, pension money; Virginia, Acts 1910, ch. 364, p. 588.

564. Outside relief.-Any soldier, sailor, or marine of the Civil War who is entitled to admission to the soldiers' home may receive support and assistance in his own home, or in any incorporated hospital or other suitable place in the State, provided such sum so expended shall not exceed the actual cost of supporting such soldier, sailor, or marine at the home.

Connecticut, Pub. Acts 1915, ch. 226, p. 2042; 1 Gen. Stat. 1918, sec.

1897. Similar provisions: New Hampshire, Pub. Stat. 1901, ch. 84, sec. 11, eligible veteran who refuses to go to the home may be supported at county or town almshouse; South Dakota, Lawa 1917, ch. 101, those who by reason of sickness or other disability may not be taken to the home.

565. Outside relief extended to dependents of soldiers.--The soldiers' home board may extend relief outside of the home to widows, deserted wives, or any minor child under fourteen years of any honorably discharged soldier, sailor, or marine who served in the Army or Navy of the United States during the Civil War, if such wife or widow is over fifty-five years of age, married before 1903, and has been a resident of the State for at least five years before application for relief.

Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, sec. 3973.

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