Monday, May 20, 2013

May 13: Last Man Killed in Civil War

On this date in History .... May 13, 1865:  

John J. Williams, of Portland Indiana, becomes the last soldier killed in action in  the Civil War.  On May 13, 1865, a month after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Pvt. John J. Williams of the 34th Indiana became the last man killed in action in the Civil War, in a battle at Palmetto Ranch, Texas. The final skirmish was a Confederate victory.  Williams is buried in Louisiana.

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