My name is Kate Arson. I live in New York. The year is 1861. I am 32 years old. I live with my family now, while my husband is off fighting for the union during this awful time. I also have a son named John.

Day 1

April 12, 1861

Morning Activities:

1. Feed cattle

2. Make breakfast

3. Morning meeting for the Union

4. Laundry

Afternoon Activities:

1. Make lunch

2. Afternoon meeting for the Union

3. Work

4. Managed the slaves

2 ways I helped the war effort today:

1. Went to the meetings

2.  Helped soldiers

Day 2

April 13, 1861

I have recently heard about the battle Siege of Fort Sumter, South Carolina. Are you okay? I miss you so much! How bad was the battle? How many soldiers died? John misses you very much. He keeps asking about you. Send me a letter back when you can. See you soon!!

Love your wife & son

Day 3

April 14, 1861

Daily activities from today:

1.  Sent a letter to my husband

2. Fed the animals

3. Wash our clothes

3 different ways I helped the war effort today

1. Helped the wounded soldiers

2. Managed the slaves

3. Farm work

Day 4

April 15, 1816

I received a letter from my husband today. He said he was okay which made me so happy! He said he misses me and John. The Battle of Fort Sumter was very bad. He said there were no casualties during the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter at the start of the American Civil War. The only Union deaths came during the evacuation: One soldier was killed and another mortally wounded in an accidental explosion during a planned 100-gun salute. My son and I am so happy to hear that he is well.

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