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Pennsylvania's Soldiers' Orphan Schools

Dates:
Established - 1864
Closed - ?
Locations:
46 sites in Pennsylvania including five in Allegheny County:
Also Known As:
Founder:
Sponsoring Agency:
Pennsylvania Soldiers' Orphans Schools Commission
Notes:
The state provided schools for the Civil War soldiers' orphans, furnishing food, clothing, instruction, and care until the age of sixteen. As of January 1, 1887, the number of children cared for numbered 14,000.
Location of Records:
Pennsylvania State Archives?
Sources:
PA Department Vertical Files (Orphanages)
Pennsylvania's Soldiers' Orphan Schools...with the Names of the Pupils Subjoined (1876) **(r362.7 P31)**
List of Pupils in the Soldiers' Orphan Schools arriving...during the Year 1909 **(r362.7 L73)**
Annual Report of the Superintendent of Soldiers' Orphans, of Pennsylvania, for the year 1880 **(r362.7 P39)**
Annual Reports (1867-1918) by the Soldiers' Orphans Schools Commission **(362.7 P39)**