Famous Lasts The Last Soldiers Killed in the Civil War

About the last soldiers killed in the American Civil War, history and information.


They died on May 22, 1865. A Virginian named Bordunix and two Confederate comrades refused to accept Lee's surrender and marched out to attack 500 Federal troopers at the courthouse in Floyd, Va. The disbelieving Federals were taken completely by surprise when the three men started firing at them. Two Union soldiers fell wounded. A 6-mi. chase ended with the Confederates making a stand in a graveyard. Although the Federals wanted to take the three rebels alive, an angry volley told them it was a fight to the death. Patience completely exhausted, the Federal troops fired one synchronized round of over 300 shots. The last three Confederates to be killed were buried where they fell.

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