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 Albert Henry Woolson

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Albert Henry Woolson Famous memorial

Birth
Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death
2 Aug 1956 (aged 109)
Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Burial
Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Plot
Section S, Row 4
Memorial ID
4059 View Source

Civil War Union Army Soldier. He was the last surviving veteran of the Union Army from the Civil War. The son of a Union soldier who died of wounds received at the Battle of Shiloh, 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.

Civil War Union Army Soldier. He was the last surviving veteran of the Union Army from the Civil War. The son of a Union soldier who died of wounds received at the Battle of Shiloh, 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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 24 Nov 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 4059
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4059/albert-henry-woolson: accessed ), memorial page for Albert Henry Woolson (11 Feb 1847–2 Aug 1956), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4059, citing Park Hill Cemetery, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .