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In Memorium

There’s something appropriate about the woman said to be the last living Confederate widow dying on Memorial Day. Read Alberta Martin’s strange story here. At the age of 21, she wed an 81-year-old veteran; they were married four years before he died. They had one child. Then Martin married her dead husband’s grandson. She was still receiving money from Alabama’s Confederate Widows Pension Fun. She’ll be buried on June 12, next to her husband (the first one, I presume).

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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