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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full_title last of the blue and gray old men stolen glory and the mystery that outlived the civil war
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subject_facet HISTORY / Military / United States, HISTORY / United States / 19th Century, HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877), Impostors and imposture -- United States -- Biography, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Centennial celebrations, etc, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans, Veterans -- United States -- Biography, Williams, Walter Washington, -- -1959, Woolson, Albert, -- 1847-1956
table_of_contents Machine generated contents note: 1 Two Old Soldiers -- 2 Reunion -- 3 Old Age and Stolen Valor -- 4 Albert Woolson -- 5 Walter Williams -- 6 Old Men in Blue -- 7 Old Men in Gray -- 8 Centennial -- 9 Last in Blue -- 10 Debunked? -- 11 In His Memory-Clouded Mind -- 12 Last in Gray -- 13 Of the Dead, Speak No Evil -- Postscript -- Sources -- Index
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title Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the civil war
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
title_short Last of the blue and gray :
title_sort last of the blue and gray old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the civil war
title_sub old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the civil war
topic HISTORY / Military / United States, HISTORY / United States / 19th Century, HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877), Impostors and imposture United States Biography, United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Centennial celebrations, etc, United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Veterans, Veterans United States Biography, Williams, Walter Washington, -1959, Woolson, Albert, 1847-1956
topic_facet Centennial celebrations, etc, HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877), History, Impostors and imposture, Veterans, Williams, Walter Washington, Woolson, Albert