National Geographic

Children Of U.S. Civil War Veterans

A 2014 photograph of Iris Lee Gay Jordan, 92 (left), and Fred Upham, 93 (right) – two of the few remaining children of veterans of the Civil War—appear as they might have had they lived in the 1860s. The photographs are tintypes, made on a chemical-coated wet plate with a lens manufactured in 1862. (National Geographic)

150 years after the Civil War, children of the second wives of veterans from that conflict were still living in America and could recollect the war stories of their fathers.

National Geographic created a documentary on the children of Civil War veterans that have lived into the 21st century: