Not having inherited any Civil War letters, and not knowing anyone who did, I found this cover of a new book on them pretty fascinating. I had no idea. Believe I’ll post this on my Knoxville 1863 novel’s site, as well, since one of the narrators of the story talks about having received a letter from home but having no paper or envelope to write back.
The novel’s site is drawing fewer visits (so far) than the one I’ve begun for the 13th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Probably because the 13th still is relatively well known among ACW buffs, certainly compared to the novel’s subject, the Battle of Fort Sanders, which has been pretty much forgotten. But that may change by next spring when the sesquicentennial of the war begins and local interest catches fire as media mentions proliferate.