My name is Alex Morgan and I am 25 years old as of now 1861, but obviously through now until 1865 my age will change. I am on the Union side fighting for the North and I currently live in North Carolina with my husband who is stationed in New York
Today is my 1st day as a union soldier fighting for the North. In the morning there are several things that we have to do in order to be prepared for our later duties as soldiers. In the morning for breakfast we have to eat not too much and not too little, we have to be ready to fight, but we can't be overly stuffed. Along with the breakfast we have to get our uniforms on, this isn't aloud to be done in over 5 minutes, we have a lot of duties to attend to later. Eating and looking prepared for war aren't just the only things that come with the it, making your bed and cleaning up after your self is also something that needs to be done. Once we have all 4 of our morning duties done, then we have to report for duty for the long afternoon ahead. There is a list of things we need to do, but I will just say a few. Training camp is very important for us, also known as boot camp. If we didn't know how to fight then we couldn't go to battle. Then we have to make sure we have all of our weapons together, not only that, but that they are sanitary, also the powder needed to fire most weapons is needed greatly, so we have to gather it and put it somewhere that we can reach it easily. If the war goes badly for us well, people need to know what to do with our belongings, so we have to fill out a will and a bunch of other war medical documents. After this long day of preparing, the war finally happens, I took out several soldiers and along with that I earned several weapons for our side. It was a long day and the war was a success.