This week in the Civil War for September 28, 1864
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Omaha’s last Civil War veteran

In May 1945, Forest Lawn Cemetery canceled the Memorial Day parade because the uphill climb was too tough on the hearts of the World War I veterans. Erastus Harrison Page was Omaha’s last Civil War veteran. According to The World-Herald, the 99-year-old Page said, “Faint-hearted sissies, that’s what they are!” THE OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

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