Civil War Diary

By: Maya Kurup

Journal Entry #1 I am Elizabeth Anna Caroll and I am 20 years old. I am helping the Union army/soldiers and supplying them with supplies, food, water, and medical services.  And I travel all around with my group of nurses to where there needs help. My husband and two kids are back at home in Illinois. John, my son and daughter take care of our farm back home. We are very wealthy and my children are home schooled. My grandparents were immigrants from Great Britain and my parents fight for the South. I haven't seen them for a very long time. My brother and I were born and raised in Kentucky. I serve on the Union army because as a child I lived with parents that were slave owners. Later when I grew up, I became an abolitionist after seeing the many things that parents did to torture the blacks. And this is me.

#selfie Prompt

Color pic^ "Amrican Civil War Photo turned into Gory,"  Buisness Insider

Journal Entry #2

M- Man I’ve been through the mill all day today, I am so played out that I need to go take a quick step brb.

J- Man I need some joy juice. I am also so played out, but I need to stay as fit as a fiddle so I can get up tomorrow mornin. See ya in a Jiiffy. Cheers to our victory battle Buuly!

M- Come on lets go grab a root you little possum.

J- Ya dude I’m so wallpapered I need a sawbone.

M- Man my breadbasket is gettin big. I’m gonna need to skedaddle and get to toeing the mark

J- Ya man all of us fresh fish need to get hardknocked and get into routine.

M- seeya later bra

Journal Entry #3

Dear Mama,

Hello I know we haven't talked much lately but I am doing fine.  My family is at home safe and I am at work helping many soldiers get well after battle. Our last trip was to one of the soldiers camp grounds. It was very interesting how I saw what they did. One of the soldiers I cared for had many head injuries. He had to drill 3 times a day for 3 hours. They perfected their formation and the posture, walk, and uniforms. The man was mentally disabled because he was hit in the head. The man had to cook his own food and his clothing was torn apart. I helped him sew back together his uniform. The man had a deck of cards with him the he carried around everywhere. He performed many card tricks for people around camp. Well, that's what has been going on around here. How is your life at home with Papa? Are you guys okay and far away and safe from the war? Send me a letter back as soon as you can.

                                                                                                       Sincerely your Daughter,

                                                                                                                 Elizabeth A. Caroll   

Pic of man I helped recover                                                                                       Pamplin Historical Park, and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Virginia. "Life of a Civil War Soldier." Civil War Trust. Civil War Trust, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. < hallowed-ground-magazine/winter-2013/ life-of-the-civil-war-soldier-camp.html>.

Morning Prompt ^ "A disasturous end to a great ride" Bike Junkie,

Journal Entry #4

Jeremiah, when you chose to join the army, what caused you to make that choice? I decided this because I believed I could not run the farm on my own and help my mother get better. Plus, I wanted to stick with my brother.

Jeremiah, looking back what is something in your life that you are proud or
happy about? I am proud that I made the decision of lying about my age, because I believe that if I told my real age than they would put me into labor, send me back home, or punish me.

Jeremiah, do you believe that your army is going to win the war? If so, what is your battle strategy?

Pic of Fun Prompt "Ballroom Dancing" Haarpers Weekly,

Journal Entry #5

In the civil war for fun, my husband and I would go out with friends and go dancing. At the hospitals I work at, the cafeterias carry salty and mushy steaks with some peas mixed with vegetable soup that had mushy veggies.

Journal Entry #6

Yo my name is Liz I am a union nurse.

What. Ya.

I help them soldiers alll dayyy eerrryyy day.

When they get cuts I get you nuts

I'll come to the rescue and help you.

I'll  bring a bandage and a carriage.

fricka fricka fresh

those showers


I'll bring some cream.

Battle field prompt   "Battle of Cold Harbor," Jesus is Savior/

Journal Entry #7  

At the hospitals I have worked at, I have seen several illnesses and injuries. Here we have to treat some patients with pink eye, chicken pox, lice treatments, small pox, high  fever, insect diseases, and many more. In the emergency rooms we have, some of the doctors take out bullets from soldiers ankles, arms, thighs, stomach, and chest. almost more than half of the patients we treat die because they do not take the medicines or do what we instruct them to do. Many of are patients stay here for a long and short period of time. But, I like to see the faces of the happy patients who are relieved from their pain after they are out of surgery or finished with treatment.

My Home prompt  "Appotomax," Vanished Americana/

Journal Entry #8

Dear Journal, I am finally home now. The Union has succeeded in victory and my family is safe with me back in our home together. I was released from the hospital about 2 months after the war. I was so happy to see my family. Their faces looked so beautiful in the sunlight. The children have grown so much and my husband has become even more handsome. It was a terrifying and unforgettable experience the war was. I will never forget it and how the Union won and freed all of the slaves that were kept as indentured servants. Some were treated very poorly and the South did not deserve to win for such a horrid reason. That is why I am glad to be North proud.

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