The Last Four

Twenty-four years after the battle of Bull Run—on July 21, 1885—at the call of Adam Marty, 34 veterans of Bull Run assembled at dinner in Stillwater, Minn. Foreseeing that in the coming years death would decimate their ranks, they founded the Last Man's Club. Each year they agreed to meet again on the anniversary of the battle. A bottle of wine was dedicated to the last man, who should open the precious bottle and drink a toast to his departed comrades.

A year ago but five of the original...

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