Interview with one of the last surviving Confederate soldiers, Julius Howell, at the Library of Congress in 1947. Howell was 101 years old at the time of the interview, and his voice and memory seem in fine shape for a man past the century mark. Joining the 24th Virginia Cavalry at age 16 in 1862, he served as a courier during the war. After the war he became an educator and was active in Confederate veteran groups. He died one year after the interview.