Between 750,000 and 1 million men fought for the South, including the oldest Civil War veteran to die in Wayne County, Henderson H. Lilly. He, like these unnamed veterans in the picture, was one of many who survived to old age. / Supplied file photo
The true accounts you are about to read are from newspapers and diaries and regimental histories, and from the "Directory & Soldier's Registry of Wayne County, Indiana," published in 1865.
Read about the oldest Civil War veteran to die in Wayne County -- a Confederate; an underage Perry Township 14-year-old who fought in the Iron Brigade without pay; a Cambridge City youth who sacrificed his life while bearing the National Colors; and President-Elect Abraham Lincoln's comments about Richmond to a handful of local musicians.
The oldest veteran to die in Wayne County was a Confederate soldier. Henderson H. Lilly was 101 when he died in East Germantown on Oct. 10, 1940. He was the oldest -- and last -- Civil War veteran to die in Wayne County.