Posted on Nov 19, 2012 in General Information | 0 comments

Oklahoma Son of Union Veteran Dies

John Whitman (source

This news is not directly related to the Diary of Charles F. Nelson, but I thought it interesting enough to include here.

A news article from Tulsa’s Channel 6 announces the death of John Whitman, one of two remaining sons of Union veterans living in Oklahoma.   You can read the story, and a related one here:

As we are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War during 2011-2015, it is somewhat amazing to me that there are still people with such a direct connection to the war.  While their fathers were elderly when their sons were born, and many question were no doubt unanswered, I am still fascinated by it.


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