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Cumberland Township near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grand Army of the Republic

Albert Woolson

 
 
Grand Army of the Republic Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Grand Army of the Republic Monument
Inscription.  (Front):
Memorial to the
Grand Army of the Republic

(Left):
Senior Vice Commander in Chief
of the G.A.R.
Albert Woolson of Duluth, Minnesota
the last survivor

(Right):
Dedicated on September 12, 1956
by National Auxiliary to
Sons of Union Veterans
of the Civil War 1861-1865

 
Erected 1956 by Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1777.
 
Location. 39° 48.967′ N, 77° 14.089′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located west of the parking area for the old Visitor Center, in Ziegler's Grove at Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ninth Massachusetts Battery (a few steps from this marker); Battery I First U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker);
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108th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battery F, Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Brian Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); 126th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Regarding Grand Army of the Republic. Woolson enlisted in the army in October 1864, serving as a bugler and drummer for most of his time. When he died in 1956 he was the last surviving Union veteran of the war. Three individuals said to be surviving Confederate veterans outlived him, but their status as veterans has been disputed.
 
Also see . . .  Albert Woolson. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 15, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Left Side of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Right Side of Monument
Looking Past the Monument towards Seminary Ridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Looking Past the Monument towards Seminary Ridge
Marble benches allow visitors to reflect on a sweeping view of the battlefield.
Dedication Plaque Behind the Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Dedication Plaque Behind the Monument
Albert Woolson, circa 1953 image. Click for full size.
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6. Albert Woolson, circa 1953
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,264 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on May 15, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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