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The Founding . . . of a home for Iowa soldiers' orphans was one of the goals of Mrs. Annie Wittenmyer of Keokuk. She was known as a "battlefield angel" during the Civil War.

Celebrating Its Centennial . . . in 1965, this is how the Iowa Annie Wittenmyer Home in Davenport appeared. The home was founded in 1865 as a home for Civil Wal soldiers' orphans. Two of its famous graduates included Billy Sunday and Wayne King. Theā€¦
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