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Alvin Eugene True, Civil War Veteran
Posted by: Loretta-Marie Dimond (ID *****3928) Date: September 20, 2009 at 02:04:26
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The 30 May 1949 issue of Life Magazine featured the stories in brief of the sixty-eight veterans of the American Civil War still living at press time. One of these was Alvin Eugene True. He was born in March 1845 supposed in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He served as a Pvt to Cpl in Co C, 7th Maine Infantry, which was consolidated and redesignated on 21 Aug 1864 as the 1st Maine Veteran Infantry; he was discharged on 5 Sep 1864. He was in receipt of pension from 19 Feb 1886, filed probably from the state of Colorado. He died sometime after the publication of the Life article and certainly before 1953 when the death of James Albert Hard left but a single Union veteran, Albert Woolson. His wife, the former Eliza Aldred, did not survive him. Known children, Harry (Jan 1883), Alvin Jr (4 Jan 1885), Agnes (Dec 1886), two others names unknown d young. Last known residence Fowler, Otero County, Colorado in 1949. 1900-1930 census returns place the family in Pueblo County, but Fowler was also the final residence of son Alvin per SSDI. Seeking exact date of death, exact place of death, and burial location of this Civil War veteran for registration with the SUV. Please don't suggest "find-a-grave," been there done that.

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