|Birth: ||Jan. 30, 1844|
St. Bernard Parish
|Death: ||Jul. 13, 1951|
Private, Co C, 9th Corps d'Afrique, Louisiana (Union), and later Private, Co C, 63rd USCI Volunteers; he received pension from 1911 on.
LAST NEGRO CIVIL WAR VET DIES AT 107; BORN SLAVE
Joseph (Uncle Joe) Clovese, who was the last surviving Negro member of the Union Army in the Civil War, died yesterday at the Dearborn Veterans Hospital. Clovese, who was 107 years old last January 30, also was Michigan's last survivor of the war between the states. His home was in Pontiac. The death left five Union survivors, Sixteen Confederate veterans still survive. Born in salvery on a plantation in St. Bernard Parish, La., Clovese deserted his master in his early teens to join the Union Army during the Siege of Vicksburg. He stayed with the Northern Army, first as a drummer boy, later as an infantryman. He was a private in Co. "C", 63rd Colored Infantry Regiment.
Everett Daily Herald
July 14, 1951 (bio by: Honoring our ancestors)
Pvt 63 US CLD INFANTRY
Perry Mount Park Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 21, 2009
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