Civil War Brings Romance

Grandfather and grandmother brought together by Civil War.

| Good Old Days

The Civil War brought romance to my grandpa and grandma.

My grandfather's buddy in the Army was killed and Grandpa was ordered to bring his personal possessions home. With them was a package of love letters written by the buddy's sweetheart. Grandpa delivered these back to her and expressed sympathy.

They corresponded during the War, and at its close, they were married. 

Mildred F. Anderson
Stromsburg, Nebraska

Back in 1955 a call went out from the editors of the then CAPPER’S WEEKLY asking for readers to send in articles on true pioneers. Hundreds of letters came pouring in from early settlers and their children, many now in their 80s and 90s, and from grandchildren of settlers, all with tales to tell. So many articles were received that a decision was made to create a book, and in 1956, the first My Folks title – My Folks Came in a Covered Wagon – hit the shelves. Nine other books have since been published in the My Folks series, all filled to the brim with true tales from CAPPER’s readers, and we are proud to make those stories available to our growing online community. 

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