Albert Cashier was born Jennie Irene Hodgers in 1843. In 1862, Hodgers disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the 95th Illinois Infantry Regiment under the name Albert Cashier. The regiment was under Ulysses S. Grant and fought in over 40 battles. Cashier managed to remain undetected as the other soldiers thought she was just small & preferred to be alone. Cashier was captured in battle but managed to escape back to Union lines after overpowering a guard. She fought through the war.
Sylvester Magee - reported to be the last Union veteran died on 21 October 1971 in Marion County, Mississippi at the age of 130 (born 29 May 1841). He was present at the fall of Vicksburg and pressed into service in the Union Army.
Confederate Veteran ... a number of blacks served in the Confederate Army as soldiers. Historians and students of history agree that blacks served by the thousands in the Confederate Army, but they will dispute, however, that these blacks served as soldiers, and will dismiss their service as that of servants attached to the Army. Not so however.
The Civil War warriors: Fascinating photographs of the Union generals who kept the U.S. together 150 years ago
James B. McPherson (1828-1864), who died at the Battle of Atlanta, was one the highest-ranking Union soldiers killed in the war - The Civil War warriors: Fascinating photographs of the Union generals who kept the U.S. together 150 years ago http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2119084/The-Civil-War-warriors-Fascinating-photographs-Union-generals-kept-U-S-150-years-ago.html