THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY
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December 19, 1896
Charles L. B. Williams 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. Charles L. B. Williams's application to the Home included his correspondence and a reference from another soldier collaborating his claim of service time. Williams served with the 1st Texas Volunteer Infantry Regiment in Company A, known as the Marion Rifles. The 1st Texas was the only Texas unit in the Army of Northern Virginia. Williams finished his term of active duty in the fall of 1862, and then remained in Virginia at Camp Lee, or Camp of Instruction.