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Last Widow of a Civil War Veteran Dies

Funeral arrangements for Alberta Martin, the last widow of a Civil War Veteran, will include events in Montgomery and Elba.

Martin died Monday at the age of 97 at an Enterprise nursing home.

Her body will lie in state at the First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery on June 10 and 11.

Her funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday June 12 at the First Assembly of God Church in Elba, with burial following at New Ebenezer Baptist Church, six miles west of Elba.

Several Civil War heritage groups will participate in her funeral.


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