In some cases of fictitious people in the novel, I used altered names of real, historical people. Thus my Private Romy Lowe of the Thirteenth Mississippi’s Minutemen of Attala was taken from the real Lowe brothers of the regiment. I picture him as the one on the right, Private William D. Lowe.
Both were members of the regiment’s Alamutcha Infantry company. John C. (left), a 4th Sergeant, had his left arm amputated after Antietam. He went home to Mississippi on wounded furlough. William, right, died of dysentery Dec. 27, 1862.
Photo via the 1983 edition of The Confederate Calendar. Details on the brothers from Jess N. McLean’s unique book on the regiment.