PROCLAMATION 3329—DEC. 20, 1959
DISPLAY OF THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES AT HALF-STAFF UPON THE OCCASION OF THE DEATH OF THE LAST SURVIVING VETERAN OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation WHEREAS death and the peace of God have come to Walter W. Williams, who served in the Army of the Confederacy for the last eleven months of the War Between the States as a Forage Master, Company C, Fifth Regiment of Hood's Brigade, on active duty in Mississippi and Texas; and WHEREAS Walter W. Williams was the last surviving veteran of the War Between the States; and WHEREAS by a Joint Resolution approved August 18, 1959, the Congress has authorized and requested the President to issue on the occasion of the death of the last surviving veteran of the War Between the States, a proclamation calling for the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff in commemoration of the death of all veterans of that war: NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. President of the United States of America, do hereby direct that, until the body of Walter W. Williams is laid to rest, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and all areas under its jurisdiction and control. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this twentieth day of December in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred [SEAL] and fifty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States
December 20, 1959 [No. 3329]
73 Stat. 362.