Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
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Grand Army of the Republic
Albert Henry Woolson

The monument to Albert Woolson is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue in Ziegler's Woods. (39.816128° N, 77.234821°W; map)

 

Albert Woolson was born on February 11, 1847, and went to war as a drummer boy at the age of 17. He died on August 2nd, 1956 at the age of 109. He was the last official survivor of the over 2 million men who served the United States in the Civil War.

 

 

From the front of the monument:

 

Memorial to the
Grand Army of the Republic

 

From the left side:

 

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief
of the G.A.R.
Albert Woolson of Duluth, Minnesota.
The last survivor.

 

From the right side:

 

Dedicated on September 12, 1956
by National Auxiliary to
Sons of Union Veterans
of the Civil War 1861 - 1865

Monument to Albert Woolson at Gettysburg
Monument to Albert Woolson at Gettysburg
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