The Virginia plantation fell into a hundreds’ year sleep…Love Me Forever Day 23
The beauty of the South was apparent not only in the charm of its ladies, but in its beautiful scenery.
In this scene, I’ve recreated a moment when my time traveling heroine, Liberty, walks about the grounds of Rosebriar, the Virginia plantation where my story takes place:
Quiet abounded everywhere as Liberty walked over the wet lawn. It was as if the whole plantation fell into a hundred years’ sleep. Many houses had already been taken over by Federal troops for command posts or hospitals, but a measles outbreak among the children of the house servants at Rosebriar prevented the Union Army from commandeering the home. Liberty did what she could, attending to the sick. Thank you, God, but no new cases were reported this week.
Still aching to help, she hurried inside the three-story mansion. A big battle was coming, she knew, too big for anybody to handle alone, even the Union army. Frustrated, she scrapped the mud off the toe of her pointy boot. She was tired of sitting around, pretending to be a Virginia belle. Posing on her grand pedestal, while other Southern women struggled to take care of families on an infantryman’s salary of eleven Confederate dollars per month.
Her mind made up, Liberty rushed down the hallway, her mind set on doing battle with Pauletta Sue, because whether the belle liked it or not, she would demand to see General Burnside. Tell him Rosebriar was prepared to take in as many wounded as they could.
She straightened her shoulders, rustled her petticoats, and with her lips curving in a big smile, she bounded up the stairs.
Damn, it felt good to get back into the fight.
In tomorrow’s post, a prayer before the battle begins…
She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
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