National Soldiers Home - Photos Vol.4


Baseball Field Near Cemetery

Soldiers Home Band

Band Stand for Concerts

Quartermaster's and Commissary Building


Hospital Group

21-Gun Salute

Initial Circle of Graves

Expanding Cemetery

Winter View of the National Soldiers Home

Note - Click on the thumbnail images above to link to larger images.

Source - James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Historical Collection

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The Mountain Branch of the National Soldiers Home. included a baseball field that featured semi-pro baseball, its own band that gave regular concerts, as well as a Carnegie Library. Walter Brownlow never tired in seeking additional amenities for the Soldiers Home until his death in 1910. The original cemetery layout included interments in a circular pattern, beginning with the first burials in 1903. Obituaries from the National Soldiers Home were regular features in East Tennessee newspapers.


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