Melisandre and Philip's House in "My Grandmother Millard and General Bedford Forrest and the Battle of Harrykin Creek" (Location)

Sometime after the Civil War, Philip and Melisandre move into a house where Bayard sees "framed under glass" Granny's letter about the death of Lieutenant P. S. Backhouse (696). The story provides no clue about where the couple is living, but a generation or two later Melisandre Backus grows up in Jefferson; her marriage to Gavin Stevens is narrated in The Mansion (1960). On that basis we have located this house in town.

Melisandre and Philip's House

Confederate Chaplain

The "chaplain" who marries Philip and Melisandre is an officer serving in Forrest's troop (699).


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