The last-known Union widow, Gertrude Janeway, died in Jan. 2003 in Tennessee. John Janeway joined the Union army in 1864 and was briefly a POW at Andersonville. The couple married in 1927, after waiting three years until Gertrude turned 18. John was 81. The person thought to be the last-known Confederate widow, Alberta Martin, was born Dec, 4, 1906, and died at age 97 in Alabama on May 31, 2004. In 1927, at age 21, she married William Jasper Martin, then 81. Martin joined the Confederate army in May 1864. Upon her husband's death, she married his grandson from his first marriage. The publicity surrounding Alberta Martin's death prompted relatives of Maudie Celia Hopkins of Arkansas to reveal that the 89-year-old was in fact the last civil war widow. Hopkins married 86-year-old William Cantrell on Feb. 2, 1934, when she was 19. She did so to escape poverty, but kept quiet about the unusual marriage,
The last Union Army Veteran of the Civil War was Albert Woolson, who died in 1956.
Albert Henry Woolson who died August 2, 1956 was the last surviving Civil War veteran on either side whose status is undisputed.
The last documented veteran of the Civil War was Albert Woolson who died 2 August 1956
The last Confederate war widow was Alberta Martin of Alabama who passed away on 31 May 2004 at the age of 97. There is however some debate on this as some others have resurfaced in the last year or so. Mrs Martin's claim is solidly supported by legal evidence and proper papers.
This has been the subject of many false claims. The last reunion of Civil War veterans was in 1951 when there were only three left.
Albert Woolson was the last veteran of the civil war. And no he was not the last African American he was indeed white. He died in 1847. Decades after the civil war.I hope this helped :)
Nashville, Tennessee his name was Jack M. Hartford
There are no living vets and the last widow died last year.
William McKinley was the last US president to have been a Civil War veteran. McKinley was the 25th US president and served from 1897 to 1901. At the onset of the Civil War, he enlisted as a private in the 23rd Ohio Regiment under Rutherford B. Hayes. McKinley was involved in many battles.
It's hard to say with any degree of certainty. However, the last definitively proven Civil War veteran was Albert Woolson, who died in 1956.
William McKinley was the last US President who was also a Civil War veteran. Except for Benjamin Harrison, all of the Presidents after Johnson and up to McKinley were veterans of that war. Harrison was able to hire someone else to take his place.
The Department of veteran affairs was created
There are none alive. The last documented veteran, Albert Woolson of Minnesota, was a Union drummer boy, who died in 1956.
NOT Andrew Johnson
The last veteran of World War 1 died on February 27, 2011.
none. the civil war ended in 1865. i believe the last veteran died in 1933
There are no US Civil War Veterans alive today. The War ended 150 years ago.
John Thomas Graves was the last Civil War veteran in the state of Missouri passing away in 1950 at the age of 108.
If he was a War Veteran, then he would be a World War 1 Veteran.