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Confederate Veteran John Salling estimated 106 years old VA 1953...must have been a good joke or story.

Self-proclaimed Civil War vet John Salling shares a laugh with friends on a front porch in Scott County, Va.

John S. "Rip" Ford, 1850's Texas Ranger. Commanded the Confederate forces in the last engagement of the American Civil War.

John S. "Rip" Ford, Texas Ranger - He commanded the Confederate forces in the last engagement of the American Civil War.

“The 1913 Gettysburg reunion of 53,407 American Civil War veterans was for the Battle of Gettysburg’s 50th anniversary. President Woodrow Wilson’s July 4 reunion address summarized the spirit: “We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms, enemies no longer, generous friends rather, our battles long past, the quarrel forgotten—except that we shall not forget the splendid valour.”“

“The 1913 Gettysburg reunion of American Civil War veterans was for the Battle of Gettysburg’s anniversary. President Woodrow Wilson’s July 4 reunion address summarized the spirit: “We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms,

Thomas N. Alexander of NC 37th  Regiment Co I is interviewed at age 90 by Jefferson Broadcasting Company in Charlotte, NC

Alexander of NC Regiment Co I is interviewed at age 90 by Jefferson Broadcasting Company in Charlotte, NC

Squire James Odell Co. G 53rd NC Infantry. He was from Mt. Airy, NC and was 102 when this picture was taken in 1939. He was wounded in the leg at the Battle of Gettysburg on the first day of the fight, July 1, 1863.

Squire James Odell Co. G NC Infantry. He was from Mt. Airy, NC and was 102 when this picture was taken in He was wounded in the leg at the Battle of Gettysburg on the first day of the fight, July

Malinda Blalock was a female soldier during the American Civil War who fought bravely on both sides.

Sarah Malinda Pritchard, perhaps the most famous female Civil War soldier, served alongside her husband in the Confederate army as Pvt. Samuel Blalock (Co. F, North Carolina), but later assisted the Union military

Shelby Lee Adams' photographs of Appalachian families. See more here http://anthonylukephotography.blogspot.com/2011/08/photographer-shelby-lee-adams.html

Shelby Lee Adams - Essays and Interviews: "Mountain Voices" and "Collected Quotes"

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