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Soldiers and Sailors Home photograph
Description: An aerial view of the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Sandusky. In 1886 Governor Joseph B. Foraker signed a bill establishing the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home for honorably discharged veterans. This building was built after the American Civil War as a place for men who had served in the military and required a place to live. Later on, men who would serve in later wars were also cared for at this location. While some men pay to stay at the home, others who live in poverty or are otherwise unable to take care of themselves are afforded housing and services free of charge. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06821
Subjects: Civil War; Military discharges; Ohio History--Military Ohio
Places: Sandusky (Ohio); Erie County (Ohio); Ohio