I've been rereading the path of the mill burnings and as I was doing so, there has been some of that lightning in the sky that almost doesn't stop. Keeps going but it's above the clouds so the sky lights up all night. It made me think of what it had to be like when they did torch those mills. East Bay would have been full of light and just across, Blackwater and it's mills. They had only just opened one down the road at Millview. There's a legend of a soldier being killed and buried in the little cemetery there across the street from Perdido Bay. The Yankees burned them though not the Confederates.
I noticed on American Pickers that they found a sword built at Dog River for the Museum of the Confederacy collection. They noted that finding one nowdays is a rare find.