Williams, Walter Washington
1842 - Walter Washington Williams born on the 14th of November in Itawamba County, Mississippi, he claimed to have served under General John Bell Hood. Since John Salling and all the other "last claimants" were dead, Walter Williams was celebrated as the "last Confederate veteran." Sometimes Walter G. Williams, claimed to be an American Confederate soldier and was reputedly the last surviving veteran of the American Civil War.
1959 - He died on the 19th of December at the reported age of 117, the government observed official days of mourning.
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