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Simon Douglass Gravestone


Click here to view a Civil War veteran who died in 1950 at the age of 107 possibly making him the oldest unofficial soldier of the Civil War who is buried in
Hackensack Cemetery.  A moving story of a slave’s perseverance and a man who maintained “a strong sense of right and wrong” as the article states and was blessed by a community who loved him at the end of his life. 

Simon Douglas living in Fairview which during most of his lifetime was considered the Hackensack Valley and being buried in Hackensack Cemetery confirms his connection to Hackensack now and forever more.

Written by:
Bob Meli
July 8, 2018




Background image of Black soldiers foraging for Union Army during the Civil War obtained from: