It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Real Daughter Cora Lee Jackson, a resident of Washington, D.C. and active supporter of the Lincoln-Cushing Camp #2. She was born on 20 June 1919 and was the 14th child of Pvt. Alonzo Johnson, a veteran of the Civil War. Her mother was Rosetta Woods-Johnson.
Cora was the last known African American female child of the Civil War. Her father, Private Johnson, was a member of Company F of the 45th Infantry Regiment of the United States Colored Troops, which was part of the 25th Corps. Private Johnson saw service in the final campaigns of the Civil War and was present at Appomattox Court House on 9 April 1865.
In honor of Ms. Cora Lee Jackson’s passing, Commander-in-Chief Ken Freshley has issued General Order No. 12, which states that “the passing of Ms. [Jackson] is one more reminder that we are losing the last living links to the men of the Civil War; she leaves a legacy of commitment that will be carried into the future by her nephew our SUVCW Brother Ricardo Johnson.”