A group of bootblacks gather around an old Civil War veteran in Pennsylvania, 1935 - [2048x1613]


Wow, 1956? That is amazing. I understand that a couple of surviving members for the army that is confederate invited to view the planet Premiere of Gone with all the Wind in Atlanta. Discovered a clip and I also think ...



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  • Wow, 1956? That's incredible. I know that a few surviving members of the confederate army were invited to watch the World Premiere of Gone with the Wind in Atlanta. Found a clip
  • And I think there are a few widows of Civil War veterans still around, at least up to a couple of years ago. Imagine saying "yeah my husband was in the First Battle of Bull Run, BACK IN EIGHTEEN-SIXTY-ONE -- btw my Snapchat nickname is RELEE4evr ".
  • There are also still a few children of civil war vets collecting pension checks today IRC!
  • I thought the last stopped receiving pensions in 2012?
  • That'd be really interesting to follow up on and find out when they did stop receiving pensions.
  • I read that as 'Really forever", because their love was immortal, like so many Civil War Veteran widows! But, yeah, I googled it there. All of them seem to be dead since 2008, and in those particularly extreme cases it was a situation in which an 18-21 year old women married men in their 80's, so it's not as if they were stitching up their uniforms or something. I mean, that's pretty obvious now that I think of it, but I was kind of hoping to find out America was once filled with 140 year old widows who spent their time knitting out of date flags and complaining about Fort Sumter.
  • "Back in my day, Fort Sumter actually meant something! Now it's just a shitty museum" No idea if the museum is actually shitty
  • It's quite nice
  • WE know it is, but the hypothetical Civil War vet's wife wouldn't think so
  • There were instances of young girls marrying old vets for pensions I think.
  • Yep, 2008: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maudie_Hopkins she married William M. Cantrell (aged 86) on February 2, 1934, when she was 19 Cantrell supported her with a pension of US$25 every two or three months, and she inherited his home in 1937
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