Across Five Aprils

This is not, of course, a Civil War era map. The Creighton’s lived in Walnut Hill in Jasper County. Although there is now a Walnut Hill in Marion County, there were other Walnut Hills in Illinois in the 1860s.

We know that Jethro’s sister, Mary, was killed while returning from a dance in Hidalgo. From the text, I think we can assume that this was not far from her home in Walnut Hill.

On the other hand, when Shadrach Yale was sent to Newton for supplies, that was considered to be quite a trip, one that was not made often.