The Last Soldier Project: Adams County
George W. Woodruff, Sr.

(Obituary from The Sheboygan Press, 5 April 1940)

George W. Woodruff, Sr., 95, Adam County's last Civil War Veteran, died yesterday at the home of a daughter. He was fond of recalling that he was one of a guard of honor at President Lincoln's funeral at Springfield, Ill.

Woodruff served as a private in Co. B, 42nd Wisconsin Vol. Infantry. His residence was Aken, Wis. when he enlisted on 28 August 1865. he was mustered out 20 June 1865 in Milwaukee, Wis.

Sources: Sheboygan Press - Friday, 5 April 1940, Pg 2
Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion

Researched by Vince Barker

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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Wisconsin


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