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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A REAL SON

That’s what a group I belong to, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, calls living men who are sons of veterans of the Union Army and Navy. Yes, such men still exist (at last count, at least 52 of them). The Tulsa World newspaper has just published a story about one of them, Charles Cox of Pawnee, Oklahoma:

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Note: Charles’ father served in the 127th Illinois Infantry Regiment, and was a prisoner at Andersonville. The article notes that the Sons of Confederate Veterans organization has identified at least 100 real sons of Confederate soldiers, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy organization has identified at least 150 real daughters of Confederate soldiers. Does anyone out there have a figure for real daughters of Union Army and Navy veterans?

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