Saturday, March 23, 2013

The child of an American Civil War soldier is still living

The American Civil War ended in 1865, but the US Department of Veteran Affairs is still paying a pension to the child of a soldier who fought in it, says the Daily Mail. She was born as late as 1930 and is living in a nursing home in North Carolina.

It had been widely reported, not least by the Mail itself, that there were two children of Civil War veterans still alive, but the second, a 93-year-old man living in Tennessee, died last August.

Even more remarkably, the last widow of a Civil War veteran died as recently as 2003.

But then, as I blogged a year ago, two grandsons of John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States of American are still alive.


Anonymous said...

A witness to the Lincoln asassination made it to the TV age:

Jonathan Calder said...

You are not a regular reader then. :)

See my post from August 2011.

Anonymous said...

This always fascinates me, that there are in fact 30, and possibly more, people still alive today children of Civil War vets.

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