Last surviving Confederate veterans
- Last brigadier general:
- John McCausland
- Born on September 13, 1836 in St. Louis, Missouri. Died on January 22, 1927 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia at the age of 90 years and four months. He was promoted to brigadier general on May 18, 1864; he was also the last Confederate general officer of any rank to die.
- Felix Huston Robertson
- Born on March 9, 1839 in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas. Died on April 20, 1928 in Waco, Texas at the age of 89 years and one month. He was appointed brigadier general on July 26, 1864 but this appointment was rejected by the Confederate Senate on February 22, 1865.
- Last major general: Camille Armand Jules Marie, Prince de Polignac
- Born on February 16, 1832 in Millemont, Seine-et-Oise, France. Promoted to major general on June 14, 1864. Died on November 15, 1913 in Paris, France at the age of 81 years and nine months.
- Last lieutenant general: Simon Boliver Buckner
- Born on April 1, 1823 in Munfordville, Kentucky. Died on January 8, 1914 in Hart County, Kentucky at the age of 80 years and nine months. He was nominated to the rank on September 20, 1864 and confirmed by the Confederate Senate on January 17, 1865, to rank from the same date.
- last full general: Edmund Kirby Smith
- Born on May 16, 1824 in St. Augustine, Florida. Died on March 28, 1893 in Sewanee, Tennessee, age 68 years and ten months. He was nominated to the rank of general on February 19, 1864 and confirmed by the Confederate Senate on May 11, 1864.
Last surviving Union veterans
- Last general officer: Adelbert Ames
- Born on October 31, 1835 in East Thomaston, Maine. Died April 13, 1933 in Ormond Beach, Florida age 98 years and five months. He was promoted to brigadier general (volunteers) on May 20, 1863; on March 13, 1865 he was breveted to major general (volunteers) and promoted to brigadier general in the regular army. He was the last surviving full general officer in either army.
- Aaron Daggett
- Born June 13, 1837 in Greene, Maine. Died May 14, 1938 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts age 100 years and eleven months. He was nominated for brigadier general by brevet in February 1866 (to rank from March 1865), being confirmed in April 1866.