This is an incomplete list of the
last surviving veterans of . The American wars last surviving veteran of any particular war, upon his death, marks the end of an historic era. Exactly who is the last surviving veteran is often an issue of contention, especially with records from long-ago wars. The "last man standing" was often very young at the time of enlistment and in many cases had lied about his age to gain entry into the service, which confuses matters further.
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Post U.S. independence [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Niles' national register, Volume 61. Cambridge: Harvard University. 1841. p. 192.
^ Find A grave memorial
^ Zuerlein, Roger. "?". FortuneCity . Retrieved November 12, 2010.
^ Dalzell, James McCormick; Gray, John (1868). Private Dalzell, his autobiography, poems, and comic war papers, sketch of John Gray, Washington's last soldier, etc. R. Clarke. p. 189.
^ Taylor, Maureen (2003). "The Last Men of the Revolution". American Spirit. pp. 30–31 . Retrieved November 7, 2010.
^ Find A grave memorial
^ Cook, Burr. "Lemuel Cook". The Burr . Retrieved October 18, 2010.
^ Henley, Benjamin James (1911). The art of longevity ... Syracause: New Warner Co. pp. 205–208.
^ "DEATH OF THE LAST SURVIVOR OF THE BLACK HAWK WAR." 14. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. 1922.
^ Robert Bruce Blake. "ZUBER, WILLIAM PHYSICK". Texas State Historical Society . Retrieved August 15, 2012.
^ "William P. Zuber to Ben. E McCulloch Describing events at San Jacinto". Texas State Library and Archives Commission . Retrieved August 15, 2012.
^ Associated Press (September 1929). "Mexican War's Last Survivor, 98, is Dead". The Dallas Morning News.
^ The Banner (1956). "Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War: Albert Woolson". Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War . Retrieved October 20, 2010.
^ Polston, Mike. "WILLIAM LOUDERMILK, THE LAST CONFEDERATE". Couch Genealogy . Retrieved 2010-11-07.
^ a b "Last Surviving Confederate Veterans". Genealogy Trails . Retrieved 2010-11-07.
^ Find a grave
^ Find A grave
^ "LAST VET OF INDIAN WARS DIES AT AGE 101". Chicago Tribune. June 17, 1973.
^ Chicago Corral of the Westerners (1965). Westerners brand book, Volumes 22–25. Siedlce. p. 24.
^ "John Daw". Genealogy Trails. 2006 . Retrieved October 20, 2010.
^ Hopkins, John Christian (March 11, 2006). "129 years after Little Big Horn". Gallup Independent . Retrieved October 18, 2010.
^ Lawson, Michael L.; Rosier, Paul C. (2007). Little Bighorn: Winning the Battle, Losing the War. Infobase Publishing. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-7910-9347-4.
^ Seitz, George (January 24, 2007). "Jones Morgan". Find A Grave.
^ a b "NATHAN EDWARD COOK". Ancestry.com. June 6, 2008 . Retrieved October 21, 2010.
^ Will Everett (April 6, 2007). "World War I veteran". PRI's THE WORLD . Retrieved May 19, 2013.
^ Courson, Paul (February 28, 2011). "Last living U.S. World War I veteran dies". CNN . Retrieved February 28, 2011.
^ Linda Rush (February 3, 2005). "STATE'S 'LAST' WORLD WAR I VETERAN DIES: WARREN V. HILEMAN DIED SUNDAY IN ANNA AT 103". The Southern: Illinoisan . Retrieved May 19, 2013.
^ Kramer, Andrew/Associated Press (August 14, 2001). "Centarian Is Last Veteran of Only U.S.-Russia War". The St. Petersburg Times . Retrieved November 26, 2010.
^ Williams, Nadya (2 July 2012). "California Vets: Del Berg and Jim Benét". The Volunteer . Retrieved 7 May 2013.
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