Lincoln Assassination Eyewitness

Discussion in 'Politics' started by peilthetraveler, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Thought you guys might enjoy this.

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  2. Lucrum


    Some more relevant trivia

    Last known Union veteran, Albert Woolson, died 8/2/1956, age 109

    Last known Confederate veteran, John Salling*, died 3/16/1958, age 112
  3. I suppose in the year 2100 they will have someone on TV that witnessed 9/11.
  5. The last known Union widow, Gertrude Janeway, died 01/17/2003.

    The last admitted Confederate widow, Maudie Cecilia Hopkins, died 08/17/2008. There might be more, but they won't own up to it.

    From the April 9th, 2011 The Economist: "WHEN GERTRUDE JANEWAY died in 2003, she was still getting a monthly cheque for $70 from the Veterans Administration—for a military pension earned by her late husband, John, on the Union side of the American civil war that ended in 1865. The pair had married in 1927, when he was 81 and she was 18. The amount may have been modest but the entitlement spanned three centuries, illustrating just how long pension commitments can last."

    Nothing like a pension that lasts 138 years.
  6. Lucrum


    Not according to Abraham Lincoln.