This news is not directly related to the Diary of Charles F. Nelson, but I thought it interesting enough to include here.
A news article from Tulsa’s Channel 6 announces the death of John Whitman, one of two remaining sons of Union veterans living in Oklahoma. You can read the story, and a related one here: http://www.newson6.com/story/20140668/oklahoma-man-whose-father-fought-in-civil-war-dies
As we are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War during 2011-2015, it is somewhat amazing to me that there are still people with such a direct connection to the war. While their fathers were elderly when their sons were born, and many question were no doubt unanswered, I am still fascinated by it.