The Unvanquished, 191 (Event)

Page Number: 
191
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
when Gavin Breckbridge was killed at Shiloh
Page Event Ends: 
191
Era: 
Civil War (1861-1865)
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Sunday, April 6, 1862 to Tuesday, December 20, 1864
Summary: 

Bayard is finally able to understand what Aunt Louisa is saying in her letter to Rosa Millard: after the death of her fiancé at Shiloh, Drusilla would achieve the "highest destiny" for Southern women, to be a "bride-widow of a lost cause," but she had not only "thrown that away" and become "a lost woman and a shame to her father's memory," she was now "living in a word" that Louisa would not repeat in the letter but which Rosa knew (191).

Chronological Order: 
27.00
Indeterminate Date Range: 
Keywords: 
Civil War, Battle:Shiloh, Death, Lost Cause, Marriage, Honor, Lost Woman, Shame, Memory, Blood Kin, Sin, Incest
Cultural Issues:
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