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Last Living Veterans of America's Wars

American Revolution (1775–1783)

  • Last veteran, Daniel F. Bakeman, died 4/5/1869, age 109
  • Last widow, Catherine S. Damon, died 11/11/1906, age 92
  • Last dependent, Phoebe M. Palmeter, died 4/25/1911, age 90

War of 1812 (1812–1815)

  • Last veteran, Hiram Cronk, died 5/13/1905, age 105
  • Last widow, Carolina King, died 6/28/1936, age unknown
  • Last dependent, Esther A. H. Morgan, died 3/12/1946, age 89

Indian Wars (c. 1861–1898)

  • Last veteran, Fredrak Fraske, died 6/18/1973, age 101

Mexican War (1846–1848)

  • Last veteran, Owen Thomas Edgar, died 9/3/1929, age 98
  • Last widow, Lena James Theobald, died 6/20/1963, age 89
  • Last dependent, Jesse G. Bivens, died 11/1/1962, age 94

Civil War (1861–1865)

  • Last Union veteran, Albert Woolson, died 8/2/1956, age 109
  • Last Confederate veteran, John Salling*, died 3/16/1958, age 112

Spanish-American War (1898)

  • Last veteran, Nathan E. Cook, died 9/10/1992, age 106
*Disputed. Source: Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. Web: www.va.gov/pressrel/amwars01.htm .

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