Albert Woolson: He had banged that same drum far more quickly as a member of the First Minnesota Regiment, Heavy Artillery. At 106, he picked up the sticks only to amuse little Frances Kobus, 3. Woolson died three years later, the last of the 3.1 million who had worn the Blue or the Gray in the American Civil War.
Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, who earned his nickname for his unwavering resolve at the First Battle of Bull Run. Off the battlefield, Jackson was a natural teacher. He taught himself to read and became a professor at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) after the war. Fun fact: A quick Google search reveals that Jackson may have been affected by narcolepsy and prone to falling asleep while eating (!). 1863. George W. Minnes. Mathew Brady Collection. (Army)