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  • Published: 15 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781588343956
  • Imprint: Smithsonian Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 232
  • RRP: $49.99
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Last Of The Blue And Gray


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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.

  • Pub date: 15 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781588343956
  • Imprint: Smithsonian Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 232
  • RRP: $49.99
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