Saturday, September 21, 2019
Calvin Crane Dies, Believed to Be Last Remaining Confederate Real Son-- Part 1
From the September 19, 2019, Roanoke (Va.) Times "Roanoke man was last Real Son of a Confederate veteran" by Ralph Berrier Jr.
Calvin Crane served in the U.S. Army in World War II and received two Bronze Stars for valor in North Africa and Europe. He is also believed to be the last Real Son of a Confederate soldier.He died Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the age of 102.
As the Real Son designation in the Sons of Confederate veterans designates that he is an actual son of a Confederate soldier. And that is a really amazing thing to think about.
His father was James Anthony Crane, a Confederate soldier from Pittsylvania County, Virginia. During the Civil War, he served with Ringgold Battery, Battery B of the 13th Battalion, Virginia Light Artillery. He served through the whole war after enlistment.
After the war, he married twice and fathered 21 children before dying around 1918, when Calvin was just a year old. Calvin never knew much about his father other than he liked to hunt and that he was old when Calvin was born.
This Is A Real Connection With History. --Old Secesh