To: Timber Rattler
Not only did they destroy the credit of the insurrection that pretended to be a Confederacy, it also removed credit claims from the creditors of the insurrection.
The supporters of the failed insurrection used the pension clause as a loophole for states to pay pension claims to their soldiers. My understanding is some insurrection soldiers subsequently married young women who as widows collected pensions well into the 20th Century.
posted on 10/14/2013 2:07:10 PM PDT
(The lessons of Weimar are soon to be relearned.)
The last-known Union widow, Gertrude Janeway, died in Jan. 2003 in Tennessee. John Janeway joined the Union army in 1864 and was briefly a POW at Andersonville. The couple married in 1927, after waiting three years until Gertrude turned 18. John was 81.
Read more: Last Civil War Widows | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0908934.html#ixzz2hjXHIORq
posted on 10/14/2013 2:19:03 PM PDT
(Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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