Much of the history and thoughts of the family take place here, giving readers a feel for the work of the southern Illinois farm.
The home and place of gatherings for the Creightons' and their neighbors. This is where opinions of the war were discussed and family letters were shared.
The Parent Table
As a place of honor, Jethro has graduated to this now that he is of age to be planting and harvesting crops.
These were a pivotal part of this story. This was the way family members kept in touch and how farm folk tracked the events of the war.
This was drawn by Shad while he taught Jethro about the locations of battles that had taken place at the beginning of the war. Jethro and Jenny use this throughout the war to track the advancements and retreats...
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