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  • My name is James P. Brown, Its been almost a week now since I left my home leaving my mom and dad back in Illinois, my decision of leaving wasn't too hard since I wasn't leaving much behind, I was unemployed and I stopped my education after 5 years. I've come and joined the confederates for two reason and two reasons only.  and I haven't pursued either of them. Finding my brother Samuel Brown is my first and most important priority. He left when he was 19 years old so its been two years since ive seen him, id like to follow his footstep at a younger age, 17, and fight by his side. My second reason is to serve my side. I still haven't found my brother. I search and search all day every, I hope to find him before I go to battle. I've just joined so I'm just a private.

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prompt: morning

Every morning I wake up seeing darkness, all soldiers have to wake before sunrise and attend their duties. So i'd say we wake up at around 5-6 am  

Interview question 1

Jeremiah, when you chose to join the Union,

what caused you to make that choice?

Even though slavery was apart of my life I believed it was still wrong and everyone is equal, so I fought for thee Union.


Interview question 2

Jeremiah, looking back what is something in your life that you are proud or

happy about?

Staying with my mom and supporting her in her time of sickness, even though I really wanted to go with my brother James, I knew that I had to stay here and help my mother.

Interview question 3

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

I wish my brother stayed with me, of course the army could need all the help it can get, but I wish I could see him again.

Interview question 4 (Look back at the italicized section at your "ending")

Jeremiah,How do you and the Union troops, some of whom are African-

American, react to slaves they meet? How do the hungry troops treat Southern farms? Will Jeremiah ever know what happened to his brother?

We help the African Americans. They are equal to us, we don’t treat them as if they were any different from us. In return, they help us in the war. We take advantage of the farms, and use them to grow food for everyone. It is not likely that I will find out what happened to my brother because we chose to be on opposing sides, so I may never see him again. I still hope that he is safe though.

Ask a question that makes Jeremiah talk about one of the issues brought

up at the end of the story you chose to create.

Do you plan to reenlist? Why?

#5 i wrote a civil war marching song

Journal entry #6

  Dear Mom and Dad

Civil war slang script

James Brown: Ill give you ten seconds to skedaddle before I quick step all over ya

Orville Bumpus: Well, I am goin to take ma pepperbox and pop ya one

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James Brown. Its gon be real messy once i'm done. I just ate ate 10 pounds of goobers and my breadbasket don’t like em

Orville Bumpus: At least I don’t have graybacks and my bread basket hurts too, you jailbird

James Brown: I'm feeling reeeeally wallpapered so i won’t hesitate to do it, I SWEAR I WILL!

Orville Bumpus: I will whip you, you wallpapered

James: it’s been 10 seconds!

Orville: Come at me...



(James actually did it and it got all of them and they later died of major quickstep sickness)

Journal #3

Dear Mom and Dad

           I'm doing fine, I got all your letters and unfortunately I still haven't found Samuel yet. I asked other soldiers if they have seen or heard of him and some say they have heard the name before so I know he's around somewhere. We set camp in the middle of the wood in an open area where the sun is right over us the whole day, I know that sounds nice but it's not, everyone has jobs/chores to do and we have a lot of drills, A LOT, it gets really irritating. The other day I saw a man running through the camp wearing ...a .... well a barrel, I know it sounds weird but it supposed be a punishment. Well I hope to see you soon and wish me luck finding Samuel.

Your son, James Brown

Journal entry #6

Dear Mom and Dad

               The camp life is hard and boring, I want to go back home but I'm not leaving without Samuel. I like your letters that you send, it the most entertainment I get around here  

Journal entry #7

I've many sick people going in and out of the nurses tents, they all looked really ill, i guess i'm one of the lucky ones.

journal entry #8

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