Monuments to Individuals at Gettysburg


The monument at Gettysburg to Albert Woolson, the last survivor of the Grand Army of the Republic, is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue in Ziegler’s Woods.(39.816128° N, 77.234821° W; Google map; Tour map: Hancock Avenue at Ziegler’s Grove)

Albert Woolson was born on February 11, 1847, and went to war as a drummer boy at the age of 17. He died on August 2nd, 1956 at the age of 109. He was the last official survivor of the over 2 million men who served the United States in the Civil War.

Monument on the Gettysburg battlefield to the Grand Army of the Republic and to Albert Woolson, its Last Survivor.

From the front of the monument:

Memorial to the
Grand Army of the Republic

From the left side:

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief
of the G.A.R.
Albert Woolson of Duluth, Minnesota.
The last survivor.

From the right side:

Dedicated on September 12, 1956
by National Auxiliary to
Sons of Union Veterans
of the Civil War 1861 – 1865

Monument at Gettysburg to Albert Woolson, the Last Survivor.