United States still making payments to relatives of Civil War veterans

It’s surprising that, nearly 150 years after the end of the Civil War, the United States government is still paying benefits to two children of Civil War veterans—one in Tennessee born around 1920 and the other in North Carolina born around 1930.

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  1. Update: Some more information about these two people has been in the news recently. The man from Tennessee died last August, leaving Irene Triplett, 83-year-old daughter of Civil War veteran Moses Triplett (who served with the Confederates before joining the Union army) and who suffers from autism, the last person collecting a pension related to the Civil War. More information at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2297522/Pictured-Americas-living-link-Civil-War-83-year-old-woman-autism-father-fought-Unionists-Confederates.html

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