torsun_bryan t1_j9tg17q wrote

I don’t know about veterans of Gettysburg, but the last remaining Civil War veteran, Albert Woolson, died in 1956. He was a drummer boy in a Union regiment that never saw action.

The last surviving civil war combat veteran was James Hard, who died in 1953.

He fought for the Union from First Bull Run to Chancellorsville, but was mustered out before Gettysburg


torsun_bryan t1_j9gplpj wrote

If you’re interested in reading a fantastic history of the SR-71, Area 51 and the Skunk Works, check out the book “Skunk Works” by the late Ben Rich, who took over for Kelly Johnson as head of Lockheed’s advanced development division.

In the book, he said the system was so sensitive it would lock onto bolts on the hangar roof, thinking they were stars.