How long ago was The War really? My father was born in 1904, only 39 years after 1865 and the end of the War. His grandfather fought.
My husband's uncle was a "real son". His father actually fought.
There are still a few "real sons and daughters" left. One was written up in the Kansas City Star recently, and someone sent me an article about her.
It was only a few short years ago that the "last Confederate widow" lay in repose in the First Parlor at the First White House of the Confederacy.
How many children of Confederate soldiers are left? I wonder. The article said maybe 60. Wow!!!