Which was used as a Confederate Veterans Soldiers home after his death. This photo is very dear to me as it shows my GGG Grandfather on the second floor balcony, left hand side, second from the left. Martin Wells, 23rd Miss Inf and he is buried at Beauvoir.
Prior to 1889, Confederate veterans had no national organization similar to the Grand Army of the Republic. (There I mentioned the GAR) There were many separate Confederate Veterans fraternal and memorial groups existed on a local and regional level. Meeting in New Orleans, LA, in 1889, several of these groups united and formed the United Confederate Veterans Association. The organization was founded to serve as a benevolent, historical, social and literary association. The UCV was active well into the 1940s. Its final reunion was held in Norfolk, VA, in 1951.