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April 18, 1910

Van Buren Hawkins, Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers’ Home (Richmond, Virginia), Applications for Admission, 1884—1941, Accession 24736, State Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Van Buren Hawkins, Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers’ Home (Richmond, Virginia), Applications for Admission, 1884—1941, Accession 24736, State Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Van Buren Hawkins, Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers’ Home (Richmond, Virginia), Applications for Admission, 1884—1941, Accession 24736, State Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Van Buren Hawkins, Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers’ Home (Richmond, Virginia), Applications for Admission, 1884—1941, Accession 24736, State Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Van Buren Hawkins, Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers’ Home (Richmond, Virginia), Applications for Admission, 1884—1941, Accession 24736, State Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Martin Van Buren Hawkins Was Admitted to Camp Lee Soldiers' Home

The Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home opened in Richmond in January 1885. The home aided needy Confederate veterans until its last resident died in 1941. Martin Van Buren Hawkins's application to the home included correspondence with the United States War Department authenticating his service record and a reference from a woman collaborating his claim of being wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.