There was a recent thread about last veterans from various wars, and I found this about the (American) Civil War:
Woolson, the last surviving Union soldier allegedly died in 1956 at the age of 108 or 109. What was the “official” record for longevity in 1956?
The last authenticated Confederate soldier died in 1951. However, I was unable to find any info on when he was born? Does anyone have that info?
(Notice that in this last “battle” of the Civil War, the battle for longevity, the Union won once again.)