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Author Serrano, Richard A.

Title Last of the blue and gray: old men, stolen glory, and the mystery that outlived the civil war [Hoopla electronic resource] / Richard A. Serrano.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 04 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Dan John Miller.
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.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Woolson, Albert, 1847-1956.
Williams, Walter Washington, -1959.
Impostors and imposture -- United States -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Veterans -- United States -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Added Author Miller, Dan John.
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ISBN 9781452696188 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1452696187 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11412097
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