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.