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 Posted: Thu Feb 8th, 2007 12:11 am
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For whatever it is worth, the last known Union and Confederate widows of Civil War veterans died quite recently in 2003 and 2004.

The last Confederate veteran's widow died May 31, 2004 at the age of 97. Her name is Alberta Martin and she married the 81 year old William Martin when she was just 21!  Her husband served with the 4Th Alabama Infantry Regiment and saw action at the Seige of Petersburg. He died in 1931.

The last known widow of a Union veteran was Gertrude Janeway who died in Tennessee in 2003 at the age of 93.

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