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Gregory C. White
Canton, GA, USA
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Who was the last surviving Confederate @ Gettysburg ?
Posted on: 8/31/2017 1:01:06 AM
I believe it is generally accepted James Marion Lurvey ( December 2, 1847 - April 7, 1950), was the last surviving Union veteran that was present at Gettysburg in July 1863. He was a member of Company A, 40th Massachusetts Infantry. Though service records indicate the teenaged musician was sick in a Washington, D.C. hospital the summer of 1863, at the time of the Confederate invasion of the North, Lurvey was deemed well enough to be assigned to the “Invalid Corps” and sent to join in the pursuit of Lee's army. The fifteen-year-old reportedly arrived at Gettysburg July 2nd and was utilized there in a surgical field tent.

Who was the last confirmed Confederate veteran present at Gettysburg in July 1863? Has the subject ever been addressed on this forum, or Gettysburg Magazine?
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