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Chronology 1870s

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May 22, 1871
The Home Cemetery, situated on a twenty-five acre tract of land, is opened.

September 28, 1871
“On motion, Dr. Wolcott was authorized to invite proposals for the sale, as a whole, or in parts, of the Spring street property, in Milwaukee, owned by the Asylum, and report to the next meeting of the board.”
Proceedings of the Board of Managers of the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Volume 1, September 28, 1871, page 123.

July 30, 1872
“Resolved—That, upon the report of Dr. Wolcott that he finds it more for the advantage of the Asylum to sell the lots of land in Milwaukee belonging to the Asylum at private sale, and without sub-division, and has bargained to sell the same to S. S. Merrill for $19,000; it is deemed best to ratify and confirm the contract of sale made by Dr. Wolcott, and authorize the execution  of the deed bearing date July 30th, 1872 ; and the said sale is hereby ratified and confirmed; and the deed is authorized to be executed by the President and Secretary, under the seal of the Asylum.”
Proceedings of the Board of Managers of the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Volume 1, September 26th, 1872, page 162.

January 23, 1872
An Act to amend an Act entitled an "Act to incorporate a National Military and Naval Asylum for the relief of the totally disabled officers and men of the volunteer forces of the United States was approved. Be it enacted, etc., That the said Act was to be so amended that wherever the word “Asylum” occurs the word Home shall be inserted Statutes of the United States, Revised Statutes of the United States and State Acts affecting the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.  By-Laws and Resolutions….(Hartford, Conn:  Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1892), 16, 119. [Cover title:  Laws and regulations – N.H.D.V.S.].

July 2, 1877
At the Board meeting “Dr. Wolcott presented the wants of the North-Western Branch, and the need of additional accommodation for the coming Winter; and had read a communication from General Hincks, forwarding plans and specifications for an addition to the main building, and also the construction of a memorial building, for library, reading-room, store, etc.—the cost of the latter to be paid from the Amusement Fund.”  The matter was postponed until the next meeting.
Proceedings of the Board of Managers of the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Volume 1, July 2, 1877, pages 407-408.

July 30, 1879
$15,000 is appropriated for construction of a new hospital building. On December 31,1879, an additional; $15,000* is appropriated to complete the new hospital, plus $6,000 for boiler and appurtenances for heating and $500 for steam pump (total $21,500)
Proceedings of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldier, Volume 1, March 5th, 1879, page 517.
Proceedings of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Volume 1, September 20th, 1879, page 555.
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