The Last Confederate Soldiers

1951 - John Salling and William Boush, Confederate Veterans

About Stephen Clay McGehee

Born-Again Christian, Grandfather, husband, business owner, Southerner, aspiring Southern Gentleman. Publisher of The Confederate Colonel and The Southern Agrarian blogs. President/Owner of Adjutant Workshop, Inc., Vice President - Gather The Fragments Bible Mission, Inc. (Sierra Leone, West Africa), Webmaster - Military Order of The Stars and Bars, Kentucky Colonel.
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2 Responses to The Last Confederate Soldiers

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Wow. That would be amazing to meet a confederate soldier! I reckon we’ll meet ‘em one day in Glory!
    Thank y’all for your posts, and helpful articles. I appreciate what y’all do!

    For God & Dixie,

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth. I’ve met a “Real Son” at a re-enactment, but the real Confederate veterans were probably all gone before I was born in 1953. Of the two shown above, those who have researched it believe that Salling’s claims were false, and that Boush (or Bush) are probably true. The last authenticated Confederate veteran died in 1951. The last “contested” veteran died in 1959. This is from a Wikipedia article.

    I stopped by to visit your web site (from your email address) and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It fits in very will with another site that I am working on – .

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