By Stuart W. Sanders It had been eight years since Jane Logan Allen’s husband, Colonel John Allen, had departed with his regiment. Friends and neighbors had stopped trying to convince her that she was a widow, yet Jane maintained hope of his return. Allen had been slain at the Battle of the River Raisin in the Michigan Territory. Every night since her husband had ridden away, Jane lit a candle and placed it on the windowsill to guide John home. Sadly, Colonel Allen never saw the flame. At th

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