Civil war journal

By: Bill Roberts

Journal entry #1

My name is Bill Roberts I was born and raised in Mason Illinois located in southern Illinois. Before joining the war I was working on a small farm which was my family's and mine. I have a brother Ulysses Jr., two sisters Laura and Mary, and two parents my father john who is a general in the war and my mother Elizabeth. My brother and father left to fight in the first year of battle for the union then I left I was planning on going to war in the begging but I wanted to get my mothers and sisters organized before I left. As of right now I'm a general in the Illinois 33 regiment. Already I know the war is going to last longer than thought because of the battle of Bull run.

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Journal entry #2

May 1, 1862

Hello Parker

Hello Bill

You have been horse sense lately with these letters

thanks

Was your bread basket sour from those goobers I gave you

Ya I had quick step after those

Well I header that you were hit by a hornet in Gettysburg. You must have been hard knocked after being hit.

Eh I am fit as a fiddle now

I bet it is hard case having to keep those fresh fish under control

Yeah them recruits are Sunday soldiers.But not you of course

I hope you soon receive the pepper box I sent you

You will be bumped up to top rail after the next battle.

talk to you later have the quick steps to get rid of

hunky dory!

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Journal entry #3

Today we had a few recruits messing around messing around during drill today. unfortunately they were a few of my favorite new recruits who I always thought i could rely on. But I still had no choice but to punish them Usually our punishments are used to try and humiliate soldiers who have done something wrong. One of which that I was planning on using was the bucking and gagging but I figured one it was a punishment that was to cruel for this minor transgression that this recruit made and two I thought that I would intend this punishment to be more of a warning to not misbehave again. And so I have come to my conclusion that he will need to wear the barrel shirt which looks ridiculous and will teach them their lesson.  So in conclusion we run  this camp in an organized manner in which we turn our ordinary citizens into soldiers.

Picture of a forest in which Civil war soldiers may have set up camp.

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This is bacon that a soldier in the morning may have eaten on a GOOD DAY!

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Journal entry #4

Interview with Jerimia

Max, Kyle, Andrew

question 1: Jerimia when you chose to join the confederacy and leave your mom  behind what caused you to make that choice?

Jerimaia: I figured my moms friends would take good care of her and that slavery was what built up America and was part of our life and so I fought in order to keep slavery alive both because I thought it was write and in memory of my father who believed in slavery.

question 2: Jeremiah, looking back what is something in your life that you are proud or

happy about?

jerimia: That I served in a war and fought for what I believed in rather than sitting on the sidelines and watching from a far. I wanted to make something happen. Wrather than hope for something to happen.

question 3: Jeremiah, what is one thing about your life you wish had been different?

Jerimia: I wish I could have found my brother and kept him alive it feels like it was my fault that he died and that I should have told him to not fight in the war. Also I wish I could have  said good by to both my mother.

question 4: Jerimia, what does it feel like after having fought in such a bloody war and how does it feel knowing that your brother died.

Jerimia: The views at the end of the battle was gut wrenching and almost seemed like the world was ending. It basically was though after knowing that both my mother and BROTHER had died and the worst part about the battle was knowing that I couldn't do anything to save both my brother and mother.

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Journal entry #5

To the tune of what does a fox say:

Lincoln says “no slavery”

Davis says “YES!”

Grant says “stay united”

and Lee says “No”

But there is one sound that no one knows…..

What does a confederate soldier say!!!!

goobers

goobers

goobers

yum!

goobers

goobers

goobers

yum!

goobers

goobers

goobers

Yum!

What does a confederate soldier say!!!

Sacede

Sacede

Sacede

Yes!

Sacede

Sacede

Sacede

Yes!

Sacede

Sacede

Sacede

Yes!

What does a Confederate soldier say?

slavery

slavery

slavery

slavery

slavery

slavery

slavery

slavery

slavery

slavery

slavery

slavery

What does a confederate soldier say!?!?!?!?!?!!!?

journal entry #6:

This is a photo of civil war soldiers before going off to battle.

Out here you would be glad to here that we don't just fight and kill each other. During the cold winter months we actually have a lot of free time. But free time is way worse than you would expect it to be. for example, in the winter food supplies run low and we are forced to eat raw beef which goes bad by the time we get it. But we are usually left with not choice but to eat it seeing as it's the only food we have. And that's what we eat on a good day most days we half to eat hard tack. Hard tack is dried up bread that is supper stail some times you get worms in it but once again is the only thing we have to eat most of the time. To drink sometimes we find a pot whole in the side of the road that is full of water and that's what we need to drink. But luckily for me I am a general so I get some of the better food raw beef with salt. But there is more to our free time than just eating we also like to gamble. Some soldiers even gamble on bug races. Also we like to play cards and write letters to our loved ones. Some soldiers even have enough time to put on full blown performances which I like to attend.

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journal entry #7

Today my deer friend John who I met not to long ago was shot today. The nurses got to him right away and started to preform their routine for taking out a bullet. First they put a cloth drenched with chloroform which parshly knocked him out before the doctors took out the bullet. Unfortunately like many others it didn't completely put him to sleep. Next they took a piece of cloth and took the bullet out and then stitched him up. Unlike most people he was lucky thankfully he didn't half to have his arm amputated. And no diseases such as diarrhea or typhoid fever have infected him yet in his wound. Although this may have sounded gruesome it is nothing compared to soldiers who are kept prisoner of war. As a prisoner you are the last one to be fed or tended to by doctors if you are sick or injured this is all because the enemy will want to take care of their soldiers rather than their enemy's. Another thing that causes death or brings in soldiers to the nurses are the diseases such as diarrhea or typhoid fever which are the two diseases that kill the most men. I know all of this may sound gruesome to you but thankfully I have yet to have bean shot or plagued by all of these deadly diseases.  

This is a picture of civil war soldiers doing something that they may have called fun.

Journal entry #8

The war that I thought would never end has finally ended. And the best part about the war is that I fought for a cause that won. Out of everyone who had died I am one of the lucky ones who manged to  stay breathing. Home seems like paradise compared to what I have had to go through. The diseases the food the bloody battles. I was lucky enough to be a general and have better privileges and yet the war and camp was still horrible. I cant even begin to explain how much different it his hear at home rather than fighting on the battle field or spending endless hours in camp doing almost nothing. Hear at home I get what seems endless amounts of GOOD food and I'm drinking clean water. Rather than water that I found in ditches full of dirty stagnant water. But thing that I enjoy most about home is the fact that I don't half to see men groaning in pain due to diseases or by being wounded in the battle. The bottom line is I'm more than happy to be back in my own house with may family and friends.

This is an image of a house that a civil war soldier may have returned to after battle.

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