July Marks 100th Anniversary Of Powder River County's Last Civil War Veteran


The grave of Pvt. John Helman at the Bowers Creek Cemetery is pictured above. The grave marks Powder River County's last Civil War veteran, with a marble headstone furnished by the War Department in 1940 and a Last Union Veteran Buried in this County marker placed in 2020 by Chapman-Compliment Camp #2 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. (Photo courtesy Jaeger Held)

By Jaeger Held

This month, July 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the burial of the last Civil War veteran in Powder River County, Montana. Pvt. John Helman, Company D, 178th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (Drafted Militia), died in July 1921 and...

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