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Felix Melvin Witkoski (January 5, 1850? – February 3, 1952) is a candidate for being on of the last surviving Confederate veterans of the American Civil War. He claimed that in 1862 he was turned back as too young by a Texas regiment, but walked to Montgomery, Alabama and successfully enlisted as a water boy in the 53rd Alabama Infantry. He was supposedly wounded in his stomach in the Battle of Atlanta and fought through the rest of the war. He went to the Klondike in search of gold in 1897. Around that time he moved to California, at first to Oakland, then San Francisco, and later Glendale. A chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy presented Witkoski with a Southern Cross of Honor in 1943. He was afflicted with heart disease for the last four years of his life. He died on February 3, 1952, in Burbank, California. He is buried with full military honors in an Inglewood, California cemetery. He stated he was born in Temple, Texas, and that after the war he came home to find his family "gone" and never saw them again.

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