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The Girls They Left Behind Them

December 2023
1min read

Mrs. Angela Davalos Moran, who lives in a small town near Mexico City, has been tracked down and given some good news by the Veterans’ Administration—her Veterans’ Administration pension will be increased from seventy dollars to a hundred and twenty-five dollars a month. Mrs. Moran is the hundred-and-seventeen-year-old widow of a Civil War veteran. In announcing this the Veterans’ Administration added the astonishing fact that at last count there were two hundred and seventy-two Civil War widows still alive and drawing their pensions.

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