Journal Entry One:
Today men came to my house just outside of Jackson Mississippi, they talked to my father about the war with Union, I knew that the south had succeeded but I didn't know that there was a war. The men said they needed soliders and my father gladly handed me an my brothers over to him.
(Me In Uniform)
Journal Entry Two:
Union: You filthy Grayback! Skedaddle off my land!
Confederate: Well you yanky better give up, or else you’ll become a Hardknocks Jailbird!
Union: I won’t give in to you, I am fit as a fiddle and living perfectly as a Union soldier.
Confederate: Well we were all Uppity after Bullrun what happened there, seems like our fighting is Toeing The Mark.
Union: The rebels winning another battle is as Scarce as A Hen’s Teeth! You Confederates are so weak you are played out from one small battle!
Confederate: You must be WallPapered for thinking that!
Union: You better watch what you’re saying, after I’m done with you, you’re gonna need Sawbones to put you back together!
Confederate: You wanna be Whipped you yanky!?!?
Union: Doesn’t matter much, I’m a hard case.
Confederate: Hows ‘bout I introduce you to my PepperBox?
Journal Entry Three:
Today at camp I had a brutal day, first I woke up then was put right into training where I stood around and twirled my gun for an hour then I went back to camp to find a squirrel was in my tent, I chased it off then continued to eat my lunch. I took a picture of it. I hope that I see you again before I die.
Yours Truly, Everett
Journal Entry Four:
Interview question 1
Me: Jeremiah, when you chose to Go with your brother, what caused you to make that choice?
Jeremiah: I did not want to be at home wondering what happened to him
Interview question 2
Me: Jeremiah, looking back what is something in your life that you are proud or happy about?
Jeremiah: Being with my brother and fighting for my side.
Interview question 3
Me: Jeremiah, what is one thing about your life you wish had been different?
Jeremiah: Me and my brother going onto the train.
Interview question 4
Me: Jeremiah, What happened to you and your brother.
Jeremiah: My brother died at the second battle of mananas.
(A Cock Fight That We Had For Fun)
Journal Entry Five:
This morning after the drill me and the guys bet money on a chicken fight. I bet my money on ol' one eye, sadly enough I lost six dollars and ol' one eye is no longer with us. Then I watched as the guys raced each other's lice across the table. I hope I will see you again.
Your Friend, Everett
Journal Entry Six:
This is how I shoot a gun.
I do it with my own right thumb.
So blame it on the Yankees baby.
This is how an angel dies.
I blame it on my own supply.
So blame it on my Calvary baby.
Maybe I should cry for help
Maybe I should amputate myself
Blame it on the Yankees
(Commanding Officers Getting Ready for Battle)
Journal Entry Seven:
Today was not a good day, I found that in my cabin one of my friends Steven got diarrhea I fear that he might die soon he is weak and loosing lots of liquids by the minute. While I walked away from the cabin I could hear his moans and groans.
Today I was told that my company is coming home after a hard two and a half years, I am coming home to you mother. I know that father has passed so on the farm it will just be me and you, I cannot contain myself with the happiness that has come to me. I can not wait to see you again. Even though I have changed so much and have seen things that no man should ever have to see, I get to see the most beautiful woman in the world at least one more time before I die.
(Me and My MAMA)