The James family moved from New Orleans, stopping in Nagodoshes. During this memorable two days, Melinda gave birth to Michael. Coming to see the baby, the hotel owner where the baby was born told Jed about Northern soldiers perhaps fifty miles north. He was closing the hotel; the James' small entourage must leave immediately. Packing for early Monday departure, Jed pushed the carriage and buggy toward Waco. Melinda cuddled their newborn while Jed fought illness, reacting to stressful days of such an event of two rushed evacuations and special concerns for his pregnant wife. Read of their Texas stories and lively adventures!