Journal Entry #1

I am Winfield Jackson, I have four children and wife. My life in Illinois is great, but its hard work and tiring to care for my crops in the summer. I am on the union side to fight off slavery  and get back the Confederacy for torching my country home in Texas because I am and abolitionist. I Fight in the war as a Colonel  to prove that the country needs to stay together and end slavery. I am 34 Years old and lost my fifth son five years ago, in the burning of my house. My other two sons, Win Jackson Jr. and James Jackson fights for the Confederate in hope of winning. This new era has split our family apart. My wife is at home with my two daughters, Emma Jackson and Jemma Jackson, Caring for there mother, Jemson Jackson and my mom, which is there grandma Jerma Jackson. In My meantime I like to watch trees grow and eats paint chips from confederate buildings.

Pic Caption: A Soldier taking a selfie before going into battle

Journal Entry #2


Hey Possum were gonna be fit as a fiddle at the end of this march

Yeah, let me show you my jar of goobers and i show you my quick step in the tent

Im running out of hornets for my pepper box

Im pretty hungry i’m might go grab a root

Yeah, those fresh fish must be haten this war.

Some of these guys are skunks, I wonder if they recognize some of these jailbirds

We’ve been through the mill a lot today

Yeah, General Grant really whipped us today, My jar of quick step almost fell out of my bag

Im running out of greenbacks, I might ask my family for some more greenbacks while i’m sending them letter ima ask for more hornets for my pepperbox

, Yeah my family sure does love my pepperbox, My mom has a pepperbox, my dad has a pepperbox, my dog has a pepperbox, my cow has a pepperbox,

I have a pepperbox. Ima just go to bed now………. with my pepperbox.

Me too but with my jar of quick step...

Journal Entry #3

Dear Friend,

Life here at camp is wet and swampy. Here in Alabama I have to do chores like start the fire, get tents set up and hunt for food. life isn't very easy around here and it is hard work. The camp was set up using bent trees and logs used for a fence like thing. I saw someone today wearing a barell around then with a shaved head.  It was funny.

Pic Cation: A Soldier at Camp getting his picture taken in his free time!

Journal Entry #4

Was James one of the dead? What will Jeremiah's reaction be if he is?

Yes, Jeremiah will be sad.

What if he isn't? Does seeing men die in battle change Jeremiah?

Yes, because he sees how bad war really is and want it to stop!  

Interview question 1

Jeremiah, when you chose to______________To join the army____________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ,
what caused you to make that choice?

to go with his brother

Interview question 2

Jeremiah, looking back what is something in your life that you are proud or
happy about?


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Interview question 3

Jeremiah, what is one thing about your life you wish had been different?

Interview question 4 (Look back at the italicized section at your "ending")

Jeremiah, _______Is now one of the dead___________________________________________?

Ask a question that makes Jeremiah talk about one of the issues brought
up at the end of the story you chose to create.


Journal Entry #5

In the morning I see many thing. Weird thing, cool thing and just plain old thing that make me say "what"

Journal Entry #6

Walkin round the countryside with my musket in my hand,

shootin all da rabbits and squirrels.

I hear the General scream and shout

hes alls fat and stout

hes a little bald so he looks like a trout

I mistake hm for a squirrel so I shot him in the face

And cook him up real good

He tastes like shrimp with a little salt

so i spit it out and go shoot me a squirrel

Then i keep on marching south

Journal Entry #7

Dear Friend, I'm boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooored... In my meantime I  practiced shooting my shooting at trees and throw rocks at  cows and make them say moooooooooo. I poke my friends in the face when they sleep to make funny faces with a stick and feed then poisoness berries

Journal Entry #8

When I got home I noticed my family a bit weird. My wife is 120 now and a little confused. my children. Jeremy and Jerome are the boys and the girls are Kate and Katie. I have to ugly dogs, their names are Jack and Jackson along with five cats. Jun, Jan, Jin, Jen, and Juan. I also have a Squirrel Named Tree and a Small Tree named Squirrel. I came home due to a hip injuring when trying to cross a river. I was quickly escorted to camp and was sent home on a carriage through seven different states. My wife put a rock in a pan cooked it for five hourse and when I arrived home she gave it to me and said welcome home son! my son said "im already home! Shes always confused... like normal.


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