The last person to receive a U.S. Civil War pension has died at age 90. Irene Triplett’s father, Mose Triplett, joined the Confederate army in 1862, deserting to a Union regiment two years later. He married Irene Triplett’s mother in 1924 and died in 1938 at age 92. His pension of $73.13 a month, according to The Wall Street Journal, has been going to his daughter. Triplett grew up in North Carolina, poor and struggling. She told the newspaper that she was beaten by parents and teachers, lived in a poorhouse, and during these last years needed her father’s pension to help pay for retirement homes. She died in North Carolina from complications after a surgery.