The War Between the States story about Elias is told by Richard. The story references Frankie Newman , one of Elias' children;
Frankie's father was a shoemaker who lived in Natchez. His business was across the street from the slave market. The market was a square city block in size in the center of town, and was surrounded by storefronts, saloons, cafe's, warehousing and shipping business, and other businesses. A very busy place. The story Frankie told was that she was a little girl and
the Confederate soldiers just showed up one day and took her father and a bunch of other men away as conscripts. They never heard from him again.