The Confederate Soldiers Home | History of SC Slide Collection

The Confederate Soldiers Home was a state-supported institution for elderly veterans of the Civil War. This photograph was taken in the late 1930s shortly after the grounds had been relandscaped as part of a WPA beautification project. That the Federal government would expend funds to enhance a final home for survivors of the Lost Cause must have been an irony for some of those who lived there.

Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

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