I hope......I have the time.
Eleanor (Ellen) Boyle
Eleanor Sherman is the wife of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (US Army).
I would love to know who designed these blocks and why they chose them to represent these particular women. I wonder if they have any insight of their personalities or actual quilts that they have made.
My father was in the military so it makes me wonder what it was like to be married to someone who commanded troops during the Civil War. I guess it is no different than serving in current times, going to the Middle East. Fearing for their lives and wondering if you would ever see them again is the common in separation.
Many soldiers did not return from battle during
the Civil War. Modern medical techniques were not available during the 1860's compared
As I recall, if your soldier died in battle
during the Civil War they were buried in
mass graves. Fortunately soldiers today are
Irene Boggs (Dent) Grant
wife of Ulysses Simpson Grant
Emotionally, wives of soldiers from the Civil Warare no different from the modern wives that send their men off to battle today.
Blockbase Sew AlongThe latest block in the Sew Along is due
tomorrow. I can't wait to see what different
fabrics have been used to create this block.
Below is my version of block 2741.