According to the book description of Rebecca's Soliloquy: A True Story,
"Rebecca Moffatt finds a wounded Union officer on her familys farm and nurses
him back to healthnot too remarkable, except that her husband is a Confederate
officer away at war! Little does she know that her actions will set into motion
a series of events that will see her making a journey of over 250 miles from
Obion County, Tennessee, to St. Louis, Missouri. She travels mostly on foot with
an older couple who were former slaves on the farm, an old horse, and a
two-wheeled dogcart. Her mission is to get her wounded husband out of prison
camp there and bring him home. But at what cost?
Though there are many volumes of well-documented facts about the Civil War,
there are untold thousands of stories of individual struggles and courage of
that time. Most are lost to history, but this one has survived, the story being
told orally from generation to generation. This true story of grim
determination, courage, and the strength of the bonds of love is so compelling
that it has survived to be told 150 years later."