JOURNAL

Property of Ann Campbell

My name is Ann Campbell and I am a 15 year old girl who is dressing up like a boy to fight in the army. I have cut most of my hair, but the holes in my ears for my earrings still remain. I have been training for the war and so far I am a corporal. I am with the Union because I live in the North and my dad and brother are fighting for the north. My sister, Sarah, is helping with all the sick people. She is a nurse also for the North. Hopefully she wont be seeing me soon.

Hopefully the war will last a couple days and I can go home to my farm and family in Springfield, IL.  I know that the war will probably last longer that, but it doesn't hurt to hope.

Picture citation- Webcam Toy. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 May 2014. <http://webcamtoy.com/>.

Entry 2-

#1- Jeez! We have been walking on this trail forever and my breadbasket is gett’n low.

#2- Ya I know. Do you want some of ma Goobers?

#1- Yeah. Thanks.

#2- It was nothing. So how about these Fresh Fish?

#1- Eh... They’re toeing the mark. In my opinion, they aren't being whipped enough for their mishaps.

#2- You sure? I mean some of them be Horse Sense.

#1- I guess. I don't care about them, all I care about is them sawbones.

#2- I KNOW! What would we do wi’out em?

#1- Die.

#2- There are still a couple of Chief Cook and Bottle Washers.

#1- I guess. Well I’m Played out from all those buggers boss’n me around all day.

Chief- LETS MOVE OUT.

#2- BULLY!!!

#1- You like being ran through the mill?

#2- I don’t care either way as long as we get our Naukam Stiff.

#1- Okayyyyyyyyyyyy

#2- BULLY!!!

#1- okay!

I found these pretty flowers in the field next to our camp.

Picture citation: "Field Summer Flower Nature Photos." HD Wallpapers UK. WordPress, n.d. Web. 5

May 2014. <http://hdwallpapersuk.com/

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Entry 3-

Dear Momma,

       I have been doing well in this camp. They have been training me hard, but treating me right. I have lots of downtime, so the men and me play cards. I still don't think anyone knows I'm a girl yet. I'm bound to be found out any day. I don't think the officers would care whether I'm  a boy or not. They need troops. I have only been in one battle, but there was enough blood shed there to fill a house. It was quite unpleasant. The food aint the best, but you wont hear any complaints from me. Its better than nothin'. I have training to do. I'll try to tell Sarah h'lo for you.

                                                                                    - love, your Annie

We bring along a rooster to wake us up at dawn. #yayroosters

Picture citation: "Rooster on Fence at Dawn Crowing." Restock Photography. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 May

2014. <http://10.20.2.75:81/cgi/block.cgi?URL=http://www.gettyimages.com/
detail/photo/rooster-on-fence-at-dawn-crowing-high-res-stock-photography/

200408620-001&IP=10.20.93.12&CAT=IMAGES&USER=IPGROUP&CE=0>.

Names: Cassidy, Tiffany, and Olivia

When creating our story we read pages 1, 2, 3, and 5, 10, 18 .

Your job is to interview the fictional character of Jeremiah Handley and write out the answers as you believe he would have given them. Make sure to include information or ideas drawn from your analysis of primary sources. Cite the source material as your teacher directs.

Interview question 1

Jeremiah, when you chose to stay at home and help your mother,what caused you to make that choice?

I loved my mother a lot and both of her sons couldn't leave her while she was on her deathbed.

Interview question 2

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

I was happy that I stayed home so I could wrap things up when my mother died.

Interview question 3

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

I wish my brother hadn’t have gone to go with the south.


Interview question 4 (Look back at the italicized section at your "ending")

Jeremiah,What will a Confederate prison camp be like? Andersonville is a famous Civil War camp in Georgia. How serious is Jeremiah's injury? Will he survive? What has become of his brother?


How did you get captured?

I was hiding behind a chicken coop and my troop retreated without me knowing and the southerners came up and found me.

None of this is real.

    

Journal entry #5

Dear Molly,

This war has been going on for a while now and surprisingly, I am not dead! The food is terrible, but at least we get food. The men are stinky, but at least we have men. How are you and Paul? I hope you are doing well. Have you had any children yet? Please write back.

                                                                    - hugs, Ann

Journal Entry #6

We are the Yankees marching strong and proud

We stand for slaves freedom, strong and proud

We march from dawn to dusk

We fight as one, and then for fun we divvy up the cards

Here we are the Yankees, wiping up blood with hankies

Mourning all of the dead, look that one doesn't have a head

It seems like it should be May, but alas t'was only a day

We are the Yankees marching strong and proud

We stand for slaves freedom, strong and proud

We march from dawn to dusk

We fight as one, and then for fun we divvy up the cards

At the end of the day the last of us pray

We never knew it was going to be this bad or any of us would be this sad

We are the Yankees marching strong and proud

We stand for slaves freedom, strong and proud

We march from dawn to dusk

We fight as one, and then for fun we divvy up the cards

When night comes about we are too worn out to shout

We hop in our tents and hope to get some sleep

But all we do is dread and weep

We hope for our lives to keep

We are the Yankees marching strong and proud

We stand for slaves freedom, strong and proud

We march from dawn to dusk

We fight as one, and then for fun we divvy up the cards

The morning we dread, we hop out of bed and do the next days work

As the rooster crows we count all our lows and into battle we leap

We are afraid and scared and we thought the confederates cared

But we love them so

We are the Yankees marching strong and proud

We stand for slaves freedom, strong and proud

We march from dawn to dusk

We fight as one, and then for fun we divvy up the cards

This is my regiment fighting against a confederate regiment

Picture Citation: "Civil War Battle." DAILY WORLD FACTS. Daily World Facts, n.d. Web. 12 May 2014.

<http://www.dailyworldfacts.com/civil-war-facts/>.

Journal entry 6-

Dear momma,

I hate the food. I hate the men. I hate the blood. I hate the war. The only thing I got is the locket you gave me. There is no food. There is no water. The only thing I can do is play cards, write letters, and gamble. Men get terrible when they are hungry, tired, and bored. They race lice! I wish I could quit and come back to you and poppa. Ill come home as soon as I can.

                                                                            - love, your Annie

My favorite drink at camp is ditch water.  Its fresh and free and there is a lot, so you don't have to share. There isn't a recipe for ditch water.

We sing and play songs for fun.

Picture citation: "The Band's History and Mission." Civil War Music. 2nd South Carolina String

Band: The Band’s History and Mission. WordPress, n.d. Web. 13 May 2014.
<http://civilwarband.com/civil-war-music/>.

Journal entry #7

Dear mother of Sgt. Campbell

I am sad to inform you that your daughter (as found out by nurses) has died of a sickness. She was found dead in her quarters. We believe it was from the filthy water. She was given a medication by a doctor and didn't get better. There are many cases of this, most men die from diarrhea. I'm terribly sorry.  

                                                                                           - my regards, her supervisor

I found this journal laying on the ground at camp. Since paper is rare here, I don't think anyone would mind if I took it. My name is Mary Buckley. I am a nurse on the union side. I only have one relative left- Great Aunt Sarah. All of my other family members were either killed in war or died at a young age. I know its odd, but I thought it right to introduce myself to the future readers of this book.

                                                                                 - Signed, Mary

Dear Willy,

It is supposedly the last day of the war, or so the doctor here says. I have seen enough blood to fill our house. From the stories the men tell, the war is gruesome and painful, physically and mentally. I am very happy that I didn't dress up like a man an fight. It is difficult to see hundreds upon thousands of men hurt. Once I do get home, we can get that car you wanted. It might take a while for me to come. I shouldn't get my hopes up. The war can't last forever, but it sure can last awhile. I better tend to the men.

                                                                                       - your wife, Mary

I can't wait until I come back home and see my family again.

Picture citation: "'Civil War' House." Norwood Historical Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2014.

<http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohnhs2/CivilWarHouse.html>.  

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