Temping as a Quality Inspector for a large plastic and foam materials company. Toy Soldier Painter, semi-retired from Reenacting the US Civil War and American Revolution. Lovely wife and one grown son and a nearly grown daughter.
I've read this tale a dozen times and seen it portrayed in the old miniseries The Blue and The Gray. I wonder if it's true? I wonder if MY version is true?
* Kerosine Lamp "Idea"
Originally it was Spring 1861 but I realized that I had harvested crops in the background. The two teens are New Ray Amish back dated to Virginia farm kids. "Mom" is a MARX Mary Lincoln with a Steve Weston Mexican peasant woman's head.