Civil War Journal

By: Kyle Schuette

Works Cited"Civil War." IPad Insight. IPad Insight, 25 Sept. 2012. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. <>.

Who are you?

My name is Tyron Barbon, I am 33. I grew up in Massachusetts. I live in a House. Before I joined the army I was an owner of a cotton industry. I was not happy about leaving home because I had to leave my family and I might never see them again. I am fighting on the union side because I am against slavery. I have a private rank in the army. My family includes a wife, Rachel who is 33, two kids Steven a boy, 12 and J a boy, 13.

Journal entry #2 - Civil War slang conversation

s that guy over there is sure a hard case

k he hard knocked general smith

s some of the guys were fit to be tied

k wait he has an arkansa toothpick

s bully

k bully

s hunkey dorey

k that guy sure has some horse sense

s lets go join him and be a good possum to him

k he probably is going to end up being a jailbird

s well he sure is toeing the mark

Journal entry #3 - letter to family


Dear family,

The camp I am at is located in Virginia. The tents are outside the food is in the middle of all the tents the bathroom is outdoors. In the morning, we normally drill, after that we drill some more, at night we drill. When soldiers break the rules, they might have to get there head shaved and where a sign, or where a barrel with there arms and legs coming out, or other things. How is life back at home? This is a picture of my tent.

sincerely, Tyron Barbon

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Journal entry #4 - Jeremiah story

Jeremiah, when you chose to care for your mother, what caused you to make that choice?

I chose to care for my mother, because I think that is important.

Jeremiah, looking back what is something in your life that you are proud or
happy about?I'm proud of staying home to care for my mother she was one of the most important people in my life.

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

If I could wish anything I would wish for my mom to not pass away.

Jeremiah, What was it like being captured by the confederacy? It was honestly the worst experience of my life, they tried to brainwash me and played dumb, luckily I made it back to my hometown.

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Journal entry #5  - We are marching to the south

We are Marching to the south

The evil evil south

We will fight for slavery

horrible horrible slavery

Marching to the south

These are horrible people

Slavery will end

Marching to the south

the worst part of the nation

the saddest part of the nation

the meanest part of the nation

We are marching to the south

Now lets attack, attack, attack 'tack 'tack

Lets win this war for slavery lets attack now

attack 'tack 'tack 'tack

We are marching to the south

lets fight... fight... fight fight fight

lets Shoot... shoot... shoot shoot shoot

we are marching to the south

Journal entry #6 - letter to friend


dear Steve,

We din't always have free time. When we do have time, I like to play cards. The food here is a lot different than it is at home. My favorite food here at camp is crackers. here is the recipe if you want to try it at your house, 34 bugs as the  stuffing and some tasty dough covering those worms and those crackers are so delicious. What I miss most about being away from home is being with my family. At camp I sleep from 10 p.m to 430 a.m. Most nights I sleep ok.

your friend, Kyle

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Journal entry #7 - injuries

I have seen people get really sick or hurt out here. My friend George got shot in the foot and got his foot amputated. Another one of my friends Jonathan got really sick from eating a poisoned cracker and the doctors could not fix it. Another frined of mine Harry got shot in the hand and got it amputated and the doctors fut water on it to wash it off and the water was dirty so he got really sick and the doctors couldn't cure him.

Works Cited"The American Civil War." Strange History. Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog, 10 Apr. 2014. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. <>.

Journal entry #8 - letter about coming home


Dear Josh,

I'm coming home and I'm so happy to be coming home. Life in the civil war is terrible from living conditions, to labor, to food, and more. I'm happy to see my family again. I'm really really happy that my side won. Being in the war was the worst part of my life. I don't have to worry about getting shot or anything anymore. Now I get to live my normal life.

sincerely, Kyle

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