Friday, March 22, 2013

83-year-old with autism last to get Civil War benefits

Pictured: America's last living link to the Civil War is an 83-year-old woman with autism whose father fought with both the Unionists and Confederates | Mail Online



  • Irene Triplett, who suffers from autism, was born into rural poverty in North Carolina


  • She receives $876 a year from the government as thanks for her father taking part in the war which ended 148 years ago


  • Father Moses Triplett was 83 when she was born and fought first for the Confederates and then the Unionists during the war


  • Unable to look after herself, Irene has spent the past 60 years living in a facility and is no longer visited by relatives



  • Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2297522/Pictured-Americas-living-link-Civil-War-83-year-old-woman-autism-father-fought-Unionists-Confederates.html#ixzz2OIhiUGif
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