Saunders, Ezell B.


Date Original

1920 January 17


This record refers to a file on a resident of the Arkansas Confederate Home. Files contain applications, correspondence with relatives, discharges, obituaries, notifications of next of kin, burial instructions, and death certificates. To obtain files, visit the Arkansas State Archives or email us at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Arkansas Confederate Home was established in 1890 by the Ex-Confederate Association of Arkansas to care for the needs of indigent Confederate soldiers and their widows. The nursing home occupied a remodeled residence near Sweet Home, south of Little Rock, on sixty acres of land purchased by the association. When the Arkansas Legislature established a $10,000 annual appropriation for the upkeep of the home in 1891, the Association deeded the property to the State. A new building was constructed in 1892 and by 1915 the institution housed 130 residents. In the following years occupancy declined. In 1955, a new, smaller Confederate Home was built on the grounds of the Deaf and Blind schools in Little Rock. In 1961, with only eight residents remaining, the Legislature voted to close the Home and transfer the remaining patients to nursing homes. The Home was closed in 1963 and the building use transferred to the Blind and Deaf schools.


Arkansas Confederate Home; Confederate States of America; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Geographical Area

White County (Ark.)




MS.000489, Ezell B. Saunders

Resource Type



Arkansas Confederate Home records, MS.000489


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Ezell B. Saunders, Arkansas Confederate Home records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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