Diary of the North.
Charlotte Blue Diamond 11 New York
I live with my Mother Annabelle Diamond. My Father is in the Civil War his name Lee Diamond. We live in brooklyn.
Its April 12, 1861, My father is in the war fighting. When I wake up I get ready for the day. I go to the kitchen and help my mom get breakfast ready. I than wash the dishes for my mom. After that I get ready to wright to my father, telling him that I love hem and hope that he is safe. After all that I go horseback riding.I help mama fix up my daddy's old coat. I later help her with the livestock, feeding them and cleaning them up. I thank have to study and practice reading.
It's November 7, 1862.
Daddy, I love and miss you, I hope you get home safe and sound. I have been helping mamma with all of the big chores because it takes two. Its hard work but I'll manged. I've been learning to read more and more. I can now read most of your letters back. Well daddy I have to go help mama with the animals.
November 9, 1862.
I've been helping with the crops and replanting them. I help put up clothespins for soldiers,cook meals, I would sing a war song, and help clean up the house. I sent my daddy a gift today, I gave him a new hat that's like his old one but with no holes.
November 12, 1862.
I have just got a letter from my dad. I was so happy to read it.
I have just got your letter, and I'm so proud of you! I hope to return soon to you and your mother. When I get back you and your mother will have the hole day off the rest. Love you!
It was April 15, 1865,
To day we went to the play called “Our American Cousin." Father loves that play. We heard that president Lincoln would be there. I was so happy to go and meet him. During the play We had to stop it because president Lincoln arrived! I was so happy to see him!
During the play I heard a shot, but I must have imaged it. A little later I then heard some one yell and I looked up to president Lincoln to see him dead. Daddy saw to so he covered my eyes. I heard a crack and I was so scared. I than heard some on shout it some weird language.
I than heard to mr. booth killed the president. I was sad to hear that. He was our hero and are savior. I think I might cry for his death.