North Carolina-Civil War Pension-December 4

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-December 4

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.

Would you believe me if I told you that someone in North Carolina is still collecting a pension related to the Civil War?

Irene Triplett lives in Wilkesboro, NC and after more than 150 years after the end of the Civil War she still collects a pension paid out to Civil War Veterans and their dependents. I found the story on Word Press blog called The Cotton Boll Conspiracy the author of the blog doesn’t reveal his name. Irene’s dad was a solider in the Civil War.


I recommend that you read this post because it is amazing on a lot of levels. A man Mose Triplett at 83 years old is fathering a child (Irene Triplett), Mr. Triplett past the age 90 is revisiting the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg in 1938 and dies a few days later, and Mose’s decision at age 17 to escape from a Danville hospital in 1863 probably saved his life.


You can read the entire post at link below:




  1. Wow. I had to read that a few times just to make sure I was reading it right.

    1. Me too-amazing and sad story.

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