HEROES: Last Men

To eat. drink, sing and swagger on the 24th anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run through which they all had fought. 34 Civil War Veterans of Company B, First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, met at an inn at Stillwater. Minn, in 1885. There they organized the Last Man Club, pledged to assemble annually until only one member survived. Into a rosewood box they put a bottle of Burgundy with which the Last Man was to toast his dead comrades.

Last week came the last meeting of the Last Man Club. At the...

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