In any war, the physicality of death occurs at a distance. We might see pictures of the wounded and dead, or read their names in the paper, but it is not the same as the actual experience of death or wounding. What we do see first-hand is the human aftermath. A notification of death is always “brought home,” thereby introducing the spiritual wound of loss into the purer private realm. This mass dissemination of bad news, which occurs in any war, means that sorrow is a shared commodity. Home is not immune from being wounded in war and, while many homes were physically wounded in the Civil War, hundreds of thousands were spiritually wounded by the loss of relationships.