From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/6/1864, p.1, c. 5

Orphan Asylum for Soldiers’ Children – We are informed by Bishop Early, of the M. E. Church (South), that steps are being taken to organize a plan for the establishment of an orphan asylum, under the auspices of the Methodist Church of Virginia, for the benefit of the children of deceased soldiers; and that as soon as the arrangements are completed the members and friends of that denomination will be called upon to contribute funds for that purpose.

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