William Lundy – the last Confederate veteran
William Lundy was born on January 18th, 1848 in Troy, Alabama. In March 1864 he was enlisted in the 4th Cavalry Regiment in Elba and ended the war in 1865, taking part in its the last battle – at Appomattox. In 1890 he moved to Florida, his wife bore him ten children. His age was contested, it was argued that the real year of birth was 1860. However, Landi received a pension as a war veteran, until his death. In 1956, Congress approved the gold medal, which was planned to award the last four surviving veterans of the Civil War – one Confederate veteran and three veterans of the federal forces. The last Confederate veteran didn’t have time to receive his medal – William Lundy died on September 1st, 1957 at the age of 109.