|Birth:||14 November 1854|
Itawamba, Mississippi, USA
|Death:||19 December 1959|
Houston, Texas, USA
|Age:||105 years, 35 days|
In the 1960s, GWR pulled recognition of his claimed age and gave the titles of "oldest soldier" and "last Civil War veteran" to John B. Salling, whose claim to age 112 has since been debunked as well.
- ↑ Civil War's Last Veteran Dies As Williams Furls Flag At 117 Baltimore Sun, December 20, 1959
- ↑ Walter Williams Find a Grave
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