The WIdow of the SOuth Author:Robert Hicks In 1894 Carrie McGavock is an old women who has only her former slave to keep her company...and the almost 1,500 soldiers buried in her backyard. Years before, rather than let someone plow over the field where these young men had been buried, Carrie dug them up and reburied them in her own personal cemetery. Now, as she walks the rows of the dea... more », an old soldier appears. It is the man she met on the day of the battle that changed everything. The man who acam e to her house as a wounded soldier and left with her heart. He asks if the cemetery has room for one more.