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Veteran's Benefits

2013-03-25 02:26:18.566451+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Another reason we should think long and hard about going to war: The U.S. is still paying benefits for the Civil War and Spanish American war, $20 million a year for WWI, $5 billion a year for WWII.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-25 18:24:33.926512+00 by: m

The last benefits for the Civil War Veterans were paid out to a widow who died 2004. It was not unusual for very old Civil War veterans to marry very young women, especially during the depression.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-25 20:28:19.97402+00 by: Dan Lyke

The article suggests that there are still two children of Civil War veterans who were declared disabled when they were under 18 who are still receiving benefits. And that, yes, the practice of old veterans marrying young women was "a thing".