Who am I?
My name is Mary Olson, and I'm from New York. I'm a nurse for the union soldiers, I like to protect and help the soldiers if they are ill because I hope the union wins so slavery will discontinue. Back home I am a mother of 11 kids, 6 girls and,5 boys. Me and my husband home school them and teach them all their important lessons. I am used to nursing them and I am very caring with them. I want them too be safe and live in an equal world without slavery.
Civil war slang
Marcus- Man harleen I am whipped from the days work
Harleen- Yeah I am too, my bread basket is hungry
Marcus- So much happened but you know what I am going to do now
Marcus- get wallpapered , with some of that joy juice we got in the kitchen counter
Harleen- Okay, I’ll get me some bark juice
Marcus- Please got some for me too
Harleen- ok be right back one second
Harleen-Should I also grab a root?
Marcus- Yeah and get me all of the hornets that I have I want to shoot some gray backs
Marcus- Get me some goobers to
Marcus- I am just bluffing
Harleen- You better be
Marcus- Oh no the popo is at that the door I got to skitdaddle, you know how
Harllen- But wait you didn’t finish your joy juice
Marcus-It's okay I have some more in my pocket
Harleen- This is the second time this week this happened.
Camp life is very tough for the soldiers. They have to do drills every single day they do more and more and more drills. The camp is not the nicest place to live. Everything is messy and unorganized. But wait until you here about the punishments. The worst punishment is known as "bucking and gagging." They have to sit in a very uncomfortable position with a stick in their mouth which makes them gag.
Coming back home felt really good!