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                                                                          Journal 1

My name is Kate Edmonds. I am a spy for the Union, in the Civil War. My family and I are from southern Indiana. I am a 13 year old spy. My parents and 2 siblings are still in Indiana, but they let me volunteer as a spy. I have to disguise myself as a Confederate school girl. When I am at home (which is not often), I help my mother cook, clean, and take care of my sisters. I am on the Union side, because I do not believe in slavery. I am a beginner spy, but I am trusted with very important information because I am very young, and could get to places which are unreachable by older spies. It is very easy to disguise myself because no-one pays too much attention to a 13 year old confederate girl.

"Spies." History Central. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 May 2014.

<http://www.historycentral.com/CivilWar/AMERICA/spies.html#>.

                                                                  Journal #2

Michael- Hi yall how are ya?

Lina- Well im Hunkey Dorey.

Michael- Well thats mighty fine.

Lina- Do yall have any goobers or bark juice?

Michael- Got no bark juice but i do got some goobers, yall want some.

Lina- How much ya want em for?

Michael- One stack of greenbacks for a bag.

Lina- yall a bluff!

Michael- Who you callin a bluff!?

Lina- So long bluff.

                                                                         Journal #3

Dear Family,

I have made it to the Confederate camps. Everything is all messed up. They need mothers good cleaning help, and cooking. I pretend to be a Confederate girl by wearing dull clothes, and playing with the other girls. I have talked to their family's, who are soldiers. I am finding out some very interesting secret information that I will have to pass on to Union Generals. I told them my father was killed and my mother died at child birth. I have no siblings. They offered me to stay in their tent. I hope to be home soon.

                                                                                                                               With Love,

                                                                                                                                        Kate

                                                                           Journal 1

My name is Kate Edmonds. I am a spy for the Union, in the Civil War. My family and I are from southern Indiana. I am a 13 year old spy. My parents and 2 siblings are still in Indiana, but they let me volunteer as a spy. I have to disguise myself as a Confederate school girl. When I am at home (which is not often), I help my mother cook, clean, and take care of my sisters. I am on the Union side, because I do not believe in slavery. I am a beginner spy, but I am trusted with very important information because I am very young, and could get to places which are unreachable by older spies. It is very easy to disguise myself because no-one pays too much attention to a 13 year old confederate girl.

                                                                         Morning

I woke up to a tent, no food, and a lot of heat. #missinghome

"Thousand Flood Gettysburg for Civil War Battleā€™s 150th Anniversary."
TheDarkRoom. DarkRoom, n.d. Web. 6 May 2014.
<http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/2013/07/

gettysburg-marks-150th-anniversary-of-civil-war-battle/#1>.

                                                                     Journal #4

Jeremiah will last in the war a very long time. He will soon become a General, but he is very uneasy about the new position. He will soon learn that his brother has been in the war the whole time, but he was never in the front line. He informs James on the death of their mother. After a couple months of war, Jeremiah confirms James as officer. (page 16)

My favorite song is Battle Cry of Freedom, because the lyrics are very encouraging, and makes you want to fight for your freedom no matter what.

                                                                         Journal #6

Verse 1:: We March into the battle field,

                With guns and bayonets.

                 We see the Rebel army near,

                 But they are not a threat.

Verse 2:: We all miss our family's dear

                 But the slaves will not be free

                  We have to keep on fighting

                   To live as we be.

Verse 3:: Lives are gone in

                 the blink of an eye.

                 We miss our family's

                  Oh God, Why.

Verse 4::

                                                                   Photo Prompt

I was standing upon high grounds. Watching. Watching the battle go no. Knowing there is nothing I can do to stop the death of many.

"Civil War Battles and Events for Kids." MrNussbaum Learning + Fun. MrNussbaum,

n.d. Web. 13 May 2014. <http://mrnussbaum.com/civil-war/battles/>.

                                                                            Journal #5

Dear Sister:

I am still in camp. I am sill 'living' with the family that has allowed me to stay with them. once in a while I would receive hardtack or raw beef, but I would not eat it. I truly miss home. I miss watching you run around the garden. To pass time I draw with a stick in the mud. I also have little drawing contests with the girl I meet. Food and water is scarce, I miss our family's amazing cooking. I almost broke a tooth while taking  a bite of the 'sheet-iron crackers'. I hope to be home soon, at least for a little while.

                                                                                                                           Sincerely,

                                                                                                                                  Kate

                                                                              Journal #7

As I was 'wondering around', trying to hear for more information on their next attack; I came across an infamous makeshift hospital. Along the back wall, I saw a surgeon amputate a wounded soldiers' arm off. I was disgusted at the sight and the fowl smell. Since I nothing else to do, I figured I should go inside and see if any help is needed. I saw men lying all across the floor, and bodies thrown upon beds.

                                                                                 Fun

When the soldiers aren't playing, I would toss a baseball with the girl I met.

                                                                        Journal #8

My days as a Union spy and Confederate girl are over. I managed to talk to Union generals, and they think it is for my best will to return to safety. I have given them the information I have picked up as I was pretending to be a Confederate girl who no longer has parents. I have been rewarded with medals of honor and value. There are more casualties now more than ever. Boys that have lied abut their age are begging their familys' to tell them the truth about their age. Men are more willing to die than continue this forever on going war. I am now home, I  have been allowed to rest, eat, and wash myself as much as I want. However, I would like to return to helping my mother. I am now home, and back to safety.

I have returned home.

"The A. K Shaifer House at Port Gibson, Mississippi." Civil War Traveler. Civil
War Traveler, n.d. Web. 14 May 2014.

<http://civilwartraveler.bravepages.com/>.

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