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The last Civil War veteran died in 1956; the last to have seen combat died in 1953.



And the last Revolutionary War veteran died in 1866. (The year after our Civil War ended, in case you don't know much American history.)


They're talking about unexploded ordnance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unexploded_ordinance

I don't know if there's a more recent example of Civil War UXO causing injuries, but here's a news article about a man killed in February 2008: http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/05/02/virginia-man-killed-...

That is the incident I was thinking of, although I seem to have misremembered the date of it.

And I was providing context.

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