Posts Tagged ‘Reconstruction’
How a change in Pension law cut off hundreds of widows, and how they fought back.
From a Confederate wartime hospital, to our nation’s first hospital exclusively for mentally ill African Americans, discover the story of Central State.
Historian Craig Swenson will discuss the turbulent process of securing medical care for mentally ill African Americans after the Civil War.
By the of the 19th century, United States’ pension administration was huge: occupying an imposing building, overseeing the distribution of $138 million in pensions to nearly a million Union veterans and surviving relatives.