Washington Post: She was the last American to collect a Civil War pension —$73.13 a month. She just died.

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Washington Post: She was the last American to collect a Civil War pension —$73.13 a month. She just died.

By Ian Shapira:

“The check arrived every month: $73.13.

Irene Triplett, who lived in a North Carolina nursing home, rarely talked about the source of the money. She was the last American to receive a pension from the Civil War — $877.56 a year from the Department of Veterans Affairs….”

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