The Resource Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War, Richard A. Serrano, (electronic resource)

Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War, Richard A. Serrano, (electronic resource)

Label
Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War
Title
Last of the blue and gray
Title remainder
old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Serrano
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the late 1950s, as America prepared for the Civil War centennial, two very old men lay dying. Albert Woolson, 109 years old, slipped in and out of a coma at a Duluth, Minnesota, hospital, his memories as a Yankee drummer boy slowly dimming. Walter Williams, at 117 blind and deaf and bedridden in his daughter's home in Houston, Texas, no longer could tell of his time as a Confederate forage master. The last of the Blue and the Gray were drifting away; an era was ending. Unknown to the public, centennial officials, and the White House too, one of these men was indeed a veteran of that horrible conflict and one according to the best evidence nothing but a fraud. One was a soldier. The other had been living a great, big lie"--
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Biography type
collective biography
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NjBwBT
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Serrano, Richard A
Dewey number
  • 973.70922
  • B
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
E467
LC item number
.S43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Baker & Taylor Axis 360
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  • Woolson, Albert
  • Williams, Walter Washington
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Veterans
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • HISTORY / Military / United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War, Richard A. Serrano, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0013196209
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1 Two Old Soldiers -- 2 Reunion -- 3 Old Age and Stolen Valor -- 4 Albert Woolson -- 5 Walter Williams -- 6 Old Men in Blue -- 7 Old Men in Gray -- 8 Centennial -- 9 Last in Blue -- 10 Debunked? -- 11 In His Memory-Clouded Mind -- 12 Last in Gray -- 13 Of the Dead, Speak No Evil -- Postscript -- Sources -- Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588343963
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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0013196209
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Label
Last of the blue and gray : old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the Civil War, Richard A. Serrano, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0013196209
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1 Two Old Soldiers -- 2 Reunion -- 3 Old Age and Stolen Valor -- 4 Albert Woolson -- 5 Walter Williams -- 6 Old Men in Blue -- 7 Old Men in Gray -- 8 Centennial -- 9 Last in Blue -- 10 Debunked? -- 11 In His Memory-Clouded Mind -- 12 Last in Gray -- 13 Of the Dead, Speak No Evil -- Postscript -- Sources -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588343963
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0013196209
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unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
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remote

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