• "The last surviving Union veteran is considered Albert Woolson (1847?-1956), alleged to be 109. Census research by William Marvel in 1991 indicated that Woolson was 108 years old. However, in 2006 the 1850 census was located, which indicated that he was in fact 106 years old (being the oldest document, it is the most reliable)." "Most cases are questionable, though it should be remembered that many Confederate records were destroyed or lost to history. Unlike the U.S. military archives, the Confederate records had no official archive system after the war. However, for most of the cases investigated, the ages of the claimants alone were enough to prove their claim was false." Many claims from Confederate "veterans" have been debunked, but, as shown above, the last Union vet died in 1956.
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