Thursday, July 12, 2012
Albert Woolson - GAR
Greetings Cosmic Americans!
Today, still keeping with the veteran theme, I offer some video footage (unfortunately sans interview) of Albert Woolson, claimed to be the last surviving GAR veteran (he died in August 1956).
Now, I have heard that there may be more to the story...that he might not have been a combat veteran or that he may not have served in the army at all. This is all hearsay, of course - if anybody wants to chip in their two cents, I am all ears (um....hello Barb Gannon).
He did get a monument at Gettysburg...so that must mean something. I am embarrassed to say that I know little about him.