|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1847|
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 1956|
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.
Anna Haugen Woolson (1884 - 1949)*
Gertrude Virginia Woolson Kobus (1912 - 1998)*
Park Hill Cemetery
St. Louis County
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 25, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 4059
Added: Apr. 13, 2014
I'm glad that your youth wasn't wasted by the ravages of war.|
Git 'er Dug!
Added: Mar. 18, 2014
Sit tibi terra levis. Next to the duck pond at Park Hill, visiting your grave was a very special experience during my summers at Vermillion Road many years ago.|
Added: Mar. 9, 2014
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