A postmaster named Lori Boes entered her office in usual time and sat on her desk to do her work. The woman was all engaged in her work when a colleague of hers hands her an envelope. It read “To the Postmaster.” Which clearly meant that it was for her. Confused and curious she opened the envelope and found three letters. One could tell only by the appearance of it that it was old. The woman later finds out that these particular letters were written 153 years ago and most importantly, it was written by a soldier. The surprises did not end there soon she finds out that the soldier who was fighting in the civil war at that time had addressed it to his family. Now the question was if the letter was written over a century ago and was directed to writer’s family why did it have ‘To the Postmaster” written on it? Had the letter traveled time? From there began an interesting investigation that involves museum, experts, and local people. The investigation reveals a lot about the Civil War and brings forth some astonishing facts about the soldier. And the woman does find the answer to all these questions. The answer that takes her breath away for a second.
Storytelling is an art and definitely not an easy one. Especially, if it is about the sensitive issue like Civil war. Only a person with a keen interest in Civil war and postal services can narrate this jaw-dropping story in the best way. A researcher had stepped out of his comfort zone to look for a soldier named Nelson Shepherd who had disappeared into the dark.