U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
For background information, see National Archives Prologue Magazine, Spring 2004, Vol. 36, No. 1
The National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers was established on March 3, 1865, to provide care for volunteer soldiers who had been disabled through loss of limb, wounds, disease, or injury during service in the Union forces in the Civil War. On July 21, 1930, the Veterans Bureau, the Bureau of Pensions, and the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers were consolidated into the Veterans Administration. The homes in Bath, N.Y., and Roseburg, OR, were state homes that became national homes in 1932. There were no Vermont veterans at Roseburg after 1930. In addition to providing post-war information on Vermont soldiers, this source is also helping to identify native Vermonters who served in other states' units, or in the regular army or navy, that haven't been identified by more conventional means. More than 1,900 native-born Vermonters are listed, but a number were inmates at more than one home, so the actual number is somewhat less.
See also State Veterans Homes