Feb. 11, 1850 Antwerp Jefferson County New York, USA
Aug. 2, 1956 Duluth St. Louis County Minnesota, USA
Last Surviving Union Civil War Veteran. The son of a Union soldier who died of wounds received at the Battle of Shiloh, at age 17 he enlisted as a Drummer Boy in Company C, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Heavy Artillery in October 1864. The unit performed garrison frontier duty, and never saw action during the war. He was honorably discharged on September 7, 1865. When he died at age 109 in 1956, he was the last surviving Union Army veteran, outliving James Albert Hard of the 37th New York Volunteer Infantry (who was the last suriving Union Army combat veteran) by three years.
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Albert was the last surviving Union Civil War Veteran. Honorably discharged on September 7, 1865. Albert died at age 109 in 1956! WOW! How we love those Centurions!!! We just want to say THANK YOU!!! XOXOXO -
Irisana Added: Apr. 24, 2016