Civil War Vets in London

This is a fascinating blog post from the New York Times. I’m especially struck by the greeting and escort given to the American Expeditionary Force by the Civil War vets. There were Civil War veterans that saw the end of WWII in 1945. This war is not that far behind us in the mists of time.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/06/the-civil-war-veterans-of-london/?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&_r=0

 

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One Response to Civil War Vets in London

  1. Will Hickox says:

    At least one Civil War veteran served in World War I. John William Boucher gave his age as 48 when he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1917; he had actually been born in 1836 and fought in the American Civil War with the Michigan volunteers. He spent nearly a year in France and was introduced to King George V as the oldest soldier in the army before he was sent home.

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