Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War - Chapter 13 Alabama: Only Living Confederate Widow Tells Some Summary & Analysis

Tony Horwitz
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Chapter 13 Alabama: Only Living Confederate Widow Tells Some Summary and Analysis

Chapter 13 describes Horwitz's meeting with Alberta Martin, who was believed to be the only living widow of a Confederate soldier. Hortwitz first heard about Martin while interviewing someone in Alabama, who mentioned that the woman lived in a small town in the southern part of the state called Opp.

Horwitz was skeptical. It was the 1990s, 130 years after the end of the war. It did not seem possible that anyone with a direct connection could still be alive. After researching on the internet, however, he discovered that another woman who was believed to be the last Confederate widow had died just a few years before. This suggested that it might actually be possible for another to be living somewhere. Horwitz called a member of the Daughters of...

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