American Civil War

65% of Staten Island voted to secede from the rest of New York City in 1993, only to have their efforts blocked by the State Assembly

Partition and secession in New York The “Greater City” exists as a result of actions of the New York State Legislature, and, as such, could be reduced in size by the same mechanism. A non-binding referendum in the borough of Staten Island was held in 1993 to consider whether it should be allowed to secede …

65% of Staten Island voted to secede from the rest of New York City in 1993, only to have their efforts blocked by the State Assembly Read More »

The last US Civil War Widow died in 2020. The practice of a young woman marrying an older man for his Civil War pension as a dependent was common practice in the early 20th century

American Civil War widows who survived into the 21st century William Cantrell and his wife Maudie (later Hopkins) in 1936. Their ages, about 88 and 21. At least four widows of veterans of the American Civil War are known to have survived into the 21st century. All were born in the 20th century and married …

The last US Civil War Widow died in 2020. The practice of a young woman marrying an older man for his Civil War pension as a dependent was common practice in the early 20th century Read More »

The last civil war veteran’s widow died in 2004 at the age of 97. She married the 81 year old vet in 1927 when she was 21 and he was 81.

Last Civil War widow dies at 97 The last surviving widow of a US Civil War veteran has died – nearly 140 years after the conflict ended. Alberta Martin passed away aged 97 at a nursing home in Alabama on 31 May after suffering a heart attack. In 1927, she married the 81-year-old war veteran …

The last civil war veteran’s widow died in 2004 at the age of 97. She married the 81 year old vet in 1927 when she was 21 and he was 81. Read More »