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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
99 year old Lucy Mardsen, wheelchair bound resident at a nursing home, tells her life story in this book. Married at fifteen to a fifty year old Civil War vet, Willie Marsden, Lucy is thrust into the role of wife and mother. Lucy, full of experience and information collected over 90 years, recounts tales of her husband's life as a 13 year old confederate soldier and of the events that shape her future marriage to him. Spunky, wise, and funny, the old ...