Surviving Civil War Veterans Memorial Day Parade in DC

Surviving Union and Confederate Civil War veterans, march in Memorial Day parade.

Civil war veterans salute at a monument, near a cannon. A Civil War Union soldier places flowers on a bed in the room where Abraham Lincoln wrote his famous ‘Gettysburg Address’. He salutes and looks at a copy of Lincoln’s handwritten speech, displayed on the wall. Civil War veterans sit around a fire, some in wheelchairs. Veterans reach across a stone wall to shake hands.

Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 30, 1912: The Memorial Day parade included many local posts of the Grand Army of the Republic organization. About 700 Civil War veterans marched in the parade. his photo was published in the May 31, 1912 Los Angeles Times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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