Monday, May 23, 2011
Civil War Note
Alex, May 21, 1861
This is a guest post by Karen BEVINS WINSLOW (a fictitious character in "Back to the Homeplace"). Karen is the oldest daughter of Frank and Mildred (MCDONALD) BEVINS, one of their four children. These four siblings and their families are the major characters of the novel: Back to the Homeplace. [This blogging exercise is a part of the research for the upcoming novel, "The Homeplace Revisited" by William Leverne Smith]
I found the following note on a yellowed piece of paper in among the notes I found of my mother, Mildred. Who do you suppose wrote it? Can it really be someone from the Civil War era? Who was this Alex?