Last of the blue and gray: old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the civil war

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"In the late 1950s, as America prepared for the Civil War centennial, two very old men lay dying. Albert Woolson, 109 years old, slipped in and out of a coma at a Duluth, Minnesota, hospital, his memories as a Yankee drummer boy slowly dimming. Walter Williams, at 117 blind and deaf and bedridden in his daughter's home in Houston, Texas, no longer could tell of his time as a Confederate forage master. The last of the Blue and the Gray were drifting away; an era was ending. Unknown to the public, centennial officials, and the White House too, one of these men was indeed a veteran of that horrible conflict and one according to the best evidence nothing but a fraud. One was a soldier. The other had been living a great, big lie"--
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Impostors and imposture -- United States -- Biography
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Centennial celebrations, etc
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Williams, Walter Washington, -- -1959
Woolson, Albert, -- 1847-1956
title_display Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War
title_full Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War / Richard A. Serrano
Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the civil war [electronic resource] / Richard A. Serrano
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History
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Veterans
Williams, Walter Washington
Woolson, Albert