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The Reader’s Notebook: Walter Williams

Nov 14, 2017

Credit civilwaralbum.com

November 14, 2017 -- Walter Washington Green Williams was an American man who said that he was a forager for Hood's Brigade and thus the last surviving veteran of the American Civil War. The claim is controversial, however. Although he said that he was born in 1842, census records indicated that he was still a child when the war ended in 1865.