21 year old Alberta Martin married 81 year WIlliam Martin in 1921 and survived until 2004 making her the last surviving widow of a civil war veteran. She "had already been widowed with a son when she met William Martin, also a widower who had served with the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment during the siege of Petersburg in 1864-65 and had a 50$-a-month pension. The two lived on the same road in Opp, Alabama and soon a marriage of convenience was born."
City Point, Virginia View of waterfront with Federal supply boats. View of waterfront with Federal supply boats. It was created between 1860 and 1865. The photograph illustrates the main eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865.