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

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

Irene Triplett’s father, who was 83 when she was born in 1930, served in the Confederate Army before defecting to the Union Army. The pension paid Triplett $73.13 month.

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