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Albert Henry Woolson

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 106 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 surviving Union Army combat veteran) by three years.


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  • Added: 25 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4059
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Henry Woolson (11 Feb 1850–2 Aug 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4059, citing Park Hill Cemetery, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .