The Last Soldier Project: Wisconsin
Beginning in 2003, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) embarked on the Last Soldier Project. The purpose of the project is to locate and appropriately mark the final resting place of the last Civil War Soldier buried in each county/parish and in each state of this great country.

The last Civil War veteran from each Wisconsin county will be listed as research is completed. Local SUVCW Camps are encouraged to work with other organizations, the SUVCW National organization and the media for recognition and funding of suitable memorials or markers. A Last Soldier Ceremony may be conducted by SUVCW Camps at the gravesite of these veterans. Details are available on the SUVCW National Web site at suvcw.org/last/lastsoldier.htm.

If you have confirmed the last Civil War veteran to be buried in a Wisconsin county, and would like to submit your finding to this Web site, please contact lastsoldier@suvcw-wi.org. Please include reference sources for your information. Often times, local newspaper articles confirm when the last Civil War soldier in a specific locale passed away.

State of Minnesota: download the Minnesota Last Soldier listing (PDF).


Wisconsin's "Last Soldier" Project
 County Residence Name Died Age
         
Adams Adams George W. Woodruff, Sr. 4 April 1940 95
 Ashland   Austin Miller 26 Aug 1939
 Barron Chetek Ancel Goolsbey 1948 100
 Bayfield Washburn David A. Monroe 8 Mar 1945 98
 Brown Green Bay Henry A. Straubel 23 March 1943 101
 Buffalo Fountain City Michael Welsch Sr. 12 March 1943 98
 Burnett   William Wesley Palmer 8 September 1927 92
 Calumet Potter Herman Kalk 5 December 1938 98
 Chippewa Cadott Lansing A. Wilcox 29 September 1951 105
 Clark Loyal Albert Ellsworth Darton 30 December 1942 98
 Columbia Pardeeville DeRoy Eaton 4 February 1945 102
 Crawford Ferryville William Rutter 19 January 1943 101
 Dane Madison Dr. Hervie A. Dobson 27 November 1942 100
 Dodge Beaver Dam Charles Hambright 4 October 1938  
 Door Sturgeon Bay Nicholas Kill 17 July 1936 91
 Douglas Duluth, Minn. Charles L. Hooker 26 October 1947 108
 Dunn Colfax Ebert S. Sorkness 2 February, 1940 100
 Eau Claire Eau Claire Josiah E. Cass December 1947 99
 Florence   George W. Baird 13 November 1927 79
 Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Albert Pride 25 January 1941 93
 Forest Crandon Patrick "Patsy" Shay 1 March 1932 83
 Grant Lancaster Charles P. Schnieder 26 May 1942  
 Green Lake Berlin Frank Murdock 30 July 1936 90
 Jackson Alma Marcus D. Merchant 26 Dec 1943 97
 Jefferson Fort Atkinson George H. Pounder 10 Dec 1936 92
 Juneau Wonewoc Lawrence Snyder 13 January 1944 99
 Kenosha Kenosha Charles A. Leonard 1942 103
 Kewaunee Algoma Irving W. Elliott 1941 95
 LaCrosse Bangor John Henry Miller 1 Sept. 1941 95
 LaFayette   James Perring    
 Langlade Antigo Frederick Hillman 9 May 1940 93
 Lincoln Merrill John B. Secord 20 Nov 1941  
 Manitowoc Centerville Carl Rieck 30 April 1936 89
 Marathon Marathon Henry P. Volhard 28 April 1939 94
 Marinette Marinette Charles H. Showard 9 March 1938 96
 Marquette   Leonard Dibble 11 February 1940 94
 Milwaukee Milwaukee Charles L. Blanchard 5 September 1942 96
 Monroe Sparta Watts W. Hubbard 21 December 1943 95
 Oconto Abrams George Lince 15 March 1940 91
 Outagamie Appleton Charles Gosha 17 January 1941 100
 Ozaukee   William Lehmann    
 Pepin   Ezra Nelson Sabin    
 Pierce Spring Valley John C. Wheeler 8 January 1936 91
 Polk Clayton Worthy A. Prentice 21 March 1939 91
 Portage Stevens Point Peter Felio 6 July 1936 88
 Price Fifield John E. Felch 05 Jan 1940 94
 Racine Town of Yorkville Julius E. Steffen 1941 109
 Richland Richland Center Joseph Miller 1941  
 Rock Town of Magnolia John Gardner Babcock 14 June 1942 97
 Rusk Ladysmith Truman D. Goodrich 19 July 1940 92
 St. Croix New Richmond Alonzo Rouse Kibbe 22 October 1943 99
 Sauk Baraboo Henry Alexander 1 February 1946 99
 Sawyer Hayward Egbert P. Fullington 3 April 1939 97
 Shawano Waupaca Nathan Henry Lake 29 April 1941 94
 Sheboygan Sheboygan Falls William P. Bryant 30 September 1941 94
 Taylor   Albert Bundick    
 Trempeleau Osseo John W. Miller 18 Sep 1944 99
 Vernon Hillsboro Milton E. Crary 5 May 1939 91
 Vilas Eagle River Al Croker 20 August 1936 91
 Walworth Whitewater Emerson H. Wilbur 25 April 1940 96
 Waukesha Oconomowoc James F. Jones 7 August 1942 96
 Washington Hartford John Kauper 21 February 1939 91
 Waupaca Iola Jesse Fox 26 December 1943 97
 Waushara Wautoma Corydon J. Farwell 14 June 1937 95
 Winnebago Oshkosh William A. Hyer 27 August 1944 96
 Wood Wisconsin Rapids James D. Gibson 7 July 1938 90
         


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