From the 28 June 1888 issue of The New York Times.


BALTIMORE, June 27.—The Pikesville Arsenal has been transformed into the Confederate Soldiers’ Home. The formal opening of the home took place to-day. The stand was decorated with the national colors and portraits of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson. Addresses were made by United States Senators Wade Hampton of South Carolina, Zebulon B. Vance of North Carolina, John W. Daniel of Virginia, J. C. S. Blackburn of Kentucky, James B. Beck of Kentucky, George S. Vest of Missouri, and the Hon. J. Proctor Knott of Kentucky. Judge George William Brown presided.