Interview with Jeremiah Handley

Interviewer: Thomas Fitzgerald

Interview question 1
Jeremiah, when you chose to go join the Union forces, what caused you to make that choice?

Jeremiah: Well, I had experienced slavery for a long time and I knews it was cruel, but I didn't think they were humans too! Once I realized the evil ma' family was doin', I decided to join up with the Union forces to abolish slavery!

Interview question 2
Jeremiah, looking back what is something in your life that you are proud or
happy about?

Jeremiah: Well, I was very proud about my's decision to stay with my ma. I would have never been able to live with myself after knowin' I had left my poor mother to die! I love me brother, but I hates him for abandoning my mother and I, leaving us poor and helpless... but I helped my ma

Interview question 3

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

Jeremiah: Wells, I wished every day that me brother would come back, but he never did. I hoped that he would realize his wrongs himself, but I never did intervene. I should have tried to tell him... but I didn't.

Interview question 4 (Look back at the italicized section at your "ending")
Jeremiah, how do the hungry troops treat southern farms?

Jeremiah: The troops would take the crops of the south! Of course we did, it was wartime, and we would need food. We would try not to make the families starve, but after all, it was the south's fault...

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