"Baby Henry was asleep in a basket on the porch while Carol sewed yellow trim on her son’s Butternut coats. Lizzie had painstakingly cut out the patterns for the uniform jackets and pants. And during the quiet afternoons, when the men were in the field and the children were in school or taking a nap, Carol had been sewing the uniforms for Watt and Ed. She said a silent prayer for all of the boys already gone to war."
from A Twist of Tobacco
I have found so many tiny little tidbits of information in my research over the years. It's these actual bits that give my story life and authenticity.
A page from Watt's actual Confederate Pension Application.