When Did the last Union Civil war veteran die?
The last combat deaths of the US Civil War occurred on May 22, 1865. Three Confederate soldiers fired upon a large group of Federals at the Floyd, Virginia court house. The soldiers escaped but were soon tracked down. A huge volley of Union gunfire killed the three Rebels. They were the last combat deaths of the US Civil War.
As stated below Alfred Woolson was the last fully verified Civil War veteran to die. However others without sufficient verification who claimed some part in the Civil War outlived him. Red Cloud, a Sioux Indian located in South Carolina when the war began, worked as a messenger and a peacekeeper for the Union. He never enlisted and denied any fighting role. He died in October 1962. Sylvester Magee had proof he was alive in 1859…
Died. John Thomas ("Uncle Johnny") Graves, 108, the South's oldest Civil War veteran, for whose sole benefit the Missouri State Confederate Home was maintained at an annual cost of $25,000; in Higginsville, Mo. After two years in the Army of the Confederacy, Uncle Johnny was discharged in 1863 for reasons of "poor health."