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.
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