• “Y’all come on in!”

    Have you ever read the journal entries of people who lived during the years of the Civil War? The social life of the time fascinates me. Though war raged throughout the south, people didn’t curl up in their homes with…

  • St. Anthony’s Fire

    Sometimes words won’t go away. They rattle around in your brain until you’re forced to acknowledge them in some way.  While reading the published journal of a Civil War nurse, I came across one of those words—erysipelas. Obviously a disease…