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Name Woolson, Albert H.
Other names used Albert Henry Woolson
Deceased date 08/02/1956
Occupation Carpenter
History Albert Woolson, an Antwerp, New York resident, served in Company C of the 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery Regiment during the Civil War. His father, Willard, was killed in combat during the war and Albert became a drummer boy thereafter, though he never saw combat. Albert settled down in Duluth, Minnesota after the war and became a carpenter, and active in the Grand Army of the Republic. He was the last surviving veteran of the Civil War when he died in 1956, and after his death, the Grand Army of the Republic was dissolved.
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Albert H. Woolson - WVM Mss 324

Papers and photographs of Albert Woolson of Duluth, Minnesota, the longest living Union Civil War veteran, who served with Company C of the 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery. The collection includes a letter from Woolson, who served as the Vice Commander in Chief for the Grand Army of the Republic, to the United States Senate supporting a federal charter of incorporation for the Woman's Relief Corps, the GAR auxiliary. The photographs show Woolson in GAR uniform with a badge indicating he holds a leadership position.

Image of Albert H. Woolson - WVM.0324.I001

Albert H. Woolson - WVM.0324.I001

A photograph of Albert Woolson of Duluth, Minnesota, the longest living Union Civil War veteran, in GAR uniform and wearing badge.

Image of Albert H. Woolson - WVM.0324.I002

Albert H. Woolson - WVM.0324.I002

A photograph of a scrapbook page with newspaper clippings of Albert Woolson of Duluth, Minnesota, the longest living Union Civil War veteran. Included in the photo, along with the image of Woolson in GAR uniform and badges, is his signature, and clippings from the paper.

Image of Albert H. Woolson - WVM.0324.I003

Albert H. Woolson - WVM.0324.I003

A photograph of a portrait of Albert Woolson of Duluth, Minnesota, the longest living Union Civil War veteran, who served with Company C of the 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery. Woolson is seen wearing GAR uniform and badge in front of the American flag.