People: Jul. 14, 1997

OLD WAR WOUNDS DO DIE

The Civil War was over before they were born, but they knew its bitterness through their spouses. DAISY ANDERSON, 96, and ALBERTA MARTIN, 90, are two of the last widows of Civil War veterans. Daisy's husband Robert Anderson was a former slave and Union soldier. Alberta married Confederate infantryman William Jasper Martin when she was 21 and he was 82. When he died, she married his grandson. The two widows met for the first time to lay a rose each on the coffin of an unknown soldier whose remains were found on a Gettysburg battlefield and...

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