Julie Clarke and her husband, Rick, bring history to life through re-enacting. The time period that has encapsulated them is the Civil War era. Why? Because of family history.
Nick is the third great-grandson of Pauline D'Alvigny Campbell. A name that is not found among the pages of history books. But, her father became a character in one of the most epic sagas that told of a life of Southern charm, gentry, and the division of our country. Margaret Mitchell's character, Dr. Meade, was modeled after Pauline's father, Dr. Noel D'Alvigny.
According to historians, Dr. Noel D'Alvigny was the only doctor to remain during the burning of Atlanta. However, Rick and Julie felt compelled to tell Pauline's story in their book, Pauline D'Alvigny Campbell- Civil War Nurse, Her life and times of War in Atlanta. The pair was able to bring Pauline's experiences to the pages through her own notes and writings. During the battle of Atlanta, Pauline was forced o leave her home on Peachtree creek and her life as a farmer's wife. She became the Matron of one of the hospitals in Atlanta.
The Southern Pen Bookshop is excited that Julie will be a part of our Antique Shopping Weekend this Saturday.Julie will be dressed in period attire that Pauline would have worn as a nurse and share what life was like for Pauline. Please stop and visit us at the Monroe Walton Art Center this Saturday - April 13th - 11 am to 3 pm.