Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Allan Gurganus
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Chapter Abstracts

* Lucy Marsden is the widow of the last surviving soldier of the Civil War.

* Lucy thinks of the death of her husband, Will, and how she likes how quiet the house is now.

* In the present, Lucy is ninety-nine years old and lives in a rest home where people come to see her to hear her stories as the oldest living Confederate widow.

* Lucy tells the story of the death of her husband's friend, Ned Smythe, at Appomattox.

* Ned was shot while swimming and drowned; Will tried to save him but he was already dead.

* All of Lucy's children are now dead, as she has outlived them all.

* Will hardened after Ned's death and he walked all the way home after the end of the war.

* Will and his mother were forced to stay in rented rooms since their farm, The Lilacs, had been...

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