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Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers' Home collection

Identifier: MS 0256


The collection includes record books, admission applications, receipt books, a register of residents at the Home, and a register of visitors.


  • 1883-1932


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The reproduction of materials in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine and satisfy copyright clearances or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information visit the MCHC’s Rights and Permissions page.

Historical Note

The facility that became the Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers' Home in Pikesville, Maryland dates back to 1818, when it was a Federal Arsenal. In 1888 it was converted into a residence for soldiers who served the Confederacy during the Civil War, remaining in operation until 1932. A brochure published by the home in the 1890s describes it as providing the veterans with "a haven of rest . . . to which they may retire and find refuge, and, at the same time, lose none of their self-respect, nor suffer in the estimation of those whose experience in life is more fortunate".

At the time of its opening, the Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers' Home was a prominent feature of Pikesville, which otherwise had only two dozen houses. The population of the home reached 139 after the first five and a half years of operation.


4.2 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Some material purchased in April 1929. Other material gift of Dr. Walter P. E. Wyse in May 1943.

Related Materials

MS 0255, Beneficial Association of the Maryland Line collection of record books, 1882-1932

MS 2825, Society of the Army and Navy of the Confederate States in the State of Maryland collection, 1871-1926

PP 0159, Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers' Home photograph collection, circa 1861-1900

Guide to the Maryland Line Confederate Soldiers' Home collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2019-07-29: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Sandra Glascock .

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States