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 a 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.
Pre U.S. independence [ edit ]
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
^ Francis Bernard Heitman (1982). . Genealogical Publishing Com. Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution, April, 1775, to December, 1783 ISBN 978-0-8063-0176-1. (quoting the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Pensions for 1874: "With the death of Daniel T. Bakeman, of Freedom, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., April 5, 1869, the last of the pensioned soldiers of the Revolution passed away.")
^ 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.
^ "Whitney, David (1767–1867)". Whitney Research Group . Retrieved . November 1, 2014
^ "Michael Edwards". findagrave.com . Retrieved . November 2, 2014
^ Henley, Benjamin James (1911). The art of longevity ... Syracuse: 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.
^ "James Monell Kidd". findagrave.com . Retrieved . November 2, 2014
^ 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
^ Lanz Christian Bañes (2009). "Vallejo author uncovers the story of Bear Flag Revolt hero John Grider". Times-Hearld . Retrieved . October 26, 2014
^ "Searching for John Grider, an African American Bear Flag Veteran". Blackpast.org . Retrieved . October 26, 2014
^ 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
^ "James A. Hard – Obituary". Binghamton Press, Associated Press. 1953 . Retrieved . April 21, 2015
^ Polston, Mike. "WILLIAM LOUDERMILK, THE LAST CONFEDERATE". Couch Genealogy . Retrieved . 2010-11-07
^ a b c "Last Surviving Confederate Veterans". Genealogy Trails . Retrieved . 2010-11-07
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^ Marvel, William (1991). The great imposters VIII. Columbus: Blue and Gray. pp. 32–33.
^ "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.
^ Oregon Historical Quarterly 36 (3 ed.). Oregon Historical Society. 1935. p. 299 . Retrieved . February 7, 2016
^ Oregon Historical Quarterly 40 (3 ed.). Oregon Historical Society. 1939. p. 297 . Retrieved . February 7, 2016
^ a b "NATHAN EDWARD COOK". Ancestry.com. June 6, 2008 . Retrieved . October 21, 2010
^ Seitz, George (January 24, 2007). "Jones Morgan". Find A Grave.
^ 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
^ Melissa Corley (1998). "Veterans to honor Buffalo Soldier Man, 103, is last survivor of regiment of black troopers". The Baltimore Sun . Retrieved . October 26, 2014
^ Rush, Linda (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 (August 14, 2001). "Centarian Is Last Veteran of Only U.S.-Russia War". The St. Petersburg Times . Retrieved . November 26, 2010
^ Last survivor
(over age 100)
Activists, non-profit leaders, and philanthropists
Actors, filmmakers, and entertainers
Authors, poets, and journalists
Educators, school administrators, social scientists, and linguists
Jurists and practitioners of law
Musicians, composers, and music patrons
Philosophers and theologians
Politicians and government servants
Royalty and nobility
Scientists and mathematicians
(over age 110)