The monument to Albert Wolson is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue in Ziegler's Woods in front of Cyclorama. He was a drummer boy and did not see any action.
The last soldier that fought for the Union and saw action was James Albert Hard.
Memorial to the
Dedicated on September 12, 1956
Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief
It should be noted that since the end of the war, a LOT of information was either lost or destroyed. Especially with the Confederacy. As you will notice with a LOT of the rosters for both the Union & Confederacy, a lot of them are incomplete or have no names. Some units only have a few names that were found over the course of time. Units that should have over 1,000 men's names, might only have 3-400 or maybe less.
I will be adding more states once I go through them and make any corrections or updates. I have them all, so it won't take too long to do it. I also have a LOT of digital books on the war which includes rosters. You will find that a LOT of the states' units have "pictures" of rosters taken from these digital books. They are all in a PDF format of which a picture can be taken from any of the pages. I have done this which is saving me a LOT of time adding the rosters instead of typing each line.
(Note: All pictures on this web site are free for anyone that wants to use them. None of these pictures are copy write and are free to use.)
I added Jewish soldiers that fought for both the North and South.
Reflecting their pattern of long settlement in both northern and southern
cities, Jews served and supported both the Union Army of the Northern States as
well as the Confederate States Army of the Southern Confederate States of
America during the American Civil War. They had generally taken on regional
loyalties according to residence. Jews were among the supporters of each side of
the American Civil War. Some 150,000 Jews lived in the United States at the time
of the American Civil War, about 0.5 percent of the population. One academic
estimate was that at least 8,000 Jewish soldiers fought for the Union and
Confederate during the Civil War. Donald Altschiller estimates that at least
10,000 Jews served, about 7,000 for the Union and 3,000 for the Confederacy,
with some 600 Jewish soldiers killed in battle.
Jews also played leadership roles on both sides, with nine Jewish generals and 21 Jewish colonels participating in the war. Judah P. Benjamin, a non-observant Jew, served as Secretary of State and acting Secretary of War of the Confederacy.
I just added U.S. Colored Troops Medal of Honor winners 2/16/2019. There were 25 recipients.
|Arizona Territory U. S.||New Jersey|
|Arizona Territory||New Mexico|
|Corps De Afrique||Pennsylvania|
|Dakota Territory||Rhode Island|
|Delaware||U. S. Signal Corps|
|District of Columbia|
|Formations and Ranks in Civil War Units||Tennessee|
|Generals of the Union||Texas|
|Georgia||Union Order of Battles|
|Illinois||U.S. Colored Troops|
|Indiana||U. S. Marines|
|Iowa||U. S. Navy|
|Kansas||U.S. Regular Army|
|Kentucky||U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps|
|Louisiana||U.S. Veteran Volunteers|
|Maryland||U.S. Volunteers (Indian Troops)|
|Nevada||Armies of the Union|