Coming home after 12 years of performing with a busy Philadelphia orchestra, Mrs. Whipple's troubled son, Granville, hopes that the peace of Walnut Grove will help him shake the nightmares and the morphine addiction that resulted from an incident during the Civil War Battle of Shiloh.
Did You Know?
The Battle of Shiloh was fought in southwest Tennessee in April of 1862. Highest casualties of any battle in the war up to that time. It was a Union victory despite higher losses than the Confederates. See more
When Mrs. Whipple is leaving Granville's room with the morphine container, she is shown closing the lid as she walks through the room to the door. When it cuts to her from outside the room, the lid is wide open again when she is closing the door. See more
What are you studying in history right now?
Same old thing... dead people!