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 William Daniel “Uncle Eli” Townsend

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William Daniel “Uncle Eli” Townsend

  • Birth 12 Apr 1846 Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 22 Feb 1953 Olla, La Salle Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Plot Lot B, Confederate Veterans Bivouac
  • Memorial ID 6920288

Pvt Co B 27th Louisiana Infantry C.S.A.
Proud Confederate Soldier

Was one of the last seven veterans of the war and the last surviving Confederate Veteran from Louisiana.

(from Booth's Records)
Townsend, W., Pvt. Co. B, 27th La. Inf. En. Camp Norwood, Sept. 8, 186-. Present on Rolls to Dec., 1862. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured and paroled at Vicksburg, Miss., July 4,1863.


  • Maintained by: David Hill
  • Originally Created by: MB
  • Added: 11 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6920288
  • David Hill
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Daniel “Uncle Eli” Townsend (12 Apr 1846–22 Feb 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6920288, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by David Hill (contributor 46626495) .