Thursday, March 21, 2013

Two Children of Civil War Veterans Still Receiving Pensions-- Part 1

From the March 21, 2013, Mailonline (UK)  The two children of American Civil War veterans who are STILL receiving soldiers' pensions nearly 150 YEARS after the war ended."

Two soldiers' children are receiving $876 a year from the U.S. government after all these years.  Granted, that is not a lot, but, still....

The last verified veteran died in 1951 (the year I was born), which means that their fathers would have had to have been in their 70s and 80s when they were born.

Their names were not given, but one lives in Tennessee and the other in North Carolina.  My guess is that they might be the children of Union veterans, so you could check the Real Sons of theSons of Union veterans of the Civil War to get an idea who they might be.

More to Come.  --Old Secesh

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