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Albert Henry Woolson
Birth: Feb. 11, 1850
Antwerp
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1956
Duluth
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

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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 Spouses:
  Anna Haugen Woolson (1884 - 1949)*
  Sarah Jane Sloper Woolson (1848 - 1901)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Childs Woolson (1881 - 1966)*
  Edgar S Woolson (1886 - 1910)*
  Frances Melvina Woolson Campbell (1909 - 2008)*
  Gertrude Virginia Woolson Kobus (1912 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Hill Cemetery
Duluth
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 25, 1998
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Albert Henry Woolson
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Albert Henry Woolson
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Albert Henry Woolson
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Life magazine issue 30 May 1949, Vol. 26, #22 has photos of the 68 Civil War veterans still living in 1949. Please let me know if anyone wants a copy and I'll e-mail it to you. Thank you.
- Laura Tully
 Added: Aug. 17, 2016
I place a sentry over your grave, sir. Thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Aug. 2, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Aug. 2, 2016
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