Kottke writes: Daughter of Civil War vet still getting a pension "Private Mose Triplett was 19 when the Civil War ended in 1865. Later in life, he married a woman 50 years younger than him and, in 1930, they had a daughter Irene. Irene Triplett is now in her mid-eighties and gets a monthly benefit check from US Department of Veterans Affairs for her father's service so many years before. This story is from 2014, but I looked for Triplett's obituary and found nothing, so I'm assuming she's still alive and collecting that pension."
Amazing. Hard to believe that there's someone alive today who's father fought in the civil war. It really wasn't that long ago.