Oldest Living Confederate Veteran

Today, over at The Dirt on Public Archaeology blog, they are spotlighting the Gravelly Hill cemetery in Duval County as part of their cemetery-a-day series throughout the month of May. One of the interesting things about this cemetery is that it is the final resting place of the longest-living Confederate veteran. At his death in 1949, James E. Monroe was 133 years, 11 months, 24 days old. The next closest veteran was Sylvester M. Magee from Mississippi who was 130 years, four months and 17 days at his death in 1971. Want the details? Stop by The Dirt and visit this and all the other historic cemeteries being spotlighted there.


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