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A life sized figure of General U. S. Grant, mounted on a bay horse, is one of the ornamental stained glass windows in the Ward Memorial building. This was used as a decoration during the G. A. R. National Encampment … Continue reading

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Did you know that recent publications and articles designate the Milwaukee VA Soldiers’ Home Fountain as the oldest operating fountain in Milwaukee? In 2001, the fountain underwent a complete restoration, including the removal of 37 layers of paint. It was … Continue reading

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Did you know that Henry C. Koch was the Milwaukee architect for almost all the major projects undertaken at the Northwestern Branch in the 1880s and 1890s? He was also the architect of Milwaukee’s City Hall, the Pfister Hotel and … Continue reading

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Did you know, the historic Surgeon’s and Adjutant’s Quarters residence was remediated and restored in 2005, becoming the City of Milwaukee’s first single-room-occupancy homeless facility sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development? Learn more at the WSSAS’ National … Continue reading

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New Website Documents History of the Soldiers Home

The West Side Soldiers Aid Society (WSSAS) has launched a new website dedicated to Milwaukee’s National Soldier’s Home Historic District. The site is a service to the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center and is managed and funded by the WSSAS. The site … Continue reading

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Did you know that over the course of the Civil War, close to 31,000 soldiers were served by the first Soldiers’ Home in Wisconsin? Many soldiers were from outside Wisconsin, including a number of Confederate prisoners from Camp Douglas who … Continue reading

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West Side Soldiers Aid Society Launches Soldiers Home Website

The West Side Soldiers Aid Society (S.A.S.) has launched a new website dedicated to Milwaukee’s National Soldier’s Home Historic District. The site is a service to the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center and is managed and funded by the … Continue reading

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