Lunenburg Letters is the fulfillment of a longtime dream for me. In the writing of it I have tried to maintain historical accuracy in the dates and events. The Mattern and Hess families are fictional; many of the other people are real. Without the benefit of journals I have had to imagine their actions and reactions and thus fictionalize their words and what happens to them. For ease of reading I have omitted reference to the calendar changes that occurred during this time, namely the Gregorian vs Julian also known as “Old Style” vs “New Style”. For further information on this topic see Bell pgs 123 – 125, or Google it.