Civil War Journal

Hello, my name is Rosemary Smith, I live in North Carolina with my mom, dad, and 2 brothers. My job at home is to help slaves escape from there owners. So far its been hard but successful, I cant do it for much longer its hard work. I decided to fight in the war so they all become free. I have to descise as a boy soldier, and be very careful.


Dear Elizabeth Bales, (soldier)

You sure are a CHIEF COOK AND BOTTLE WASHER it makes me FIT TO BE TIED in jealousy. The war certainly is HARD CASE. I wish there was a way to be a BLUFF maybe the war would end faster then. So many of our soldiers are JAILBIRD or HARD KNOCKS. We sure are PLAYED OUT looking for them and trying to help them. Even though so many are JAILBIRD and  HARD KNOCKS. The most amount of people fighting in the war die from QUICK-STEP because of the horrible food, and much more.


Dear mother, The war is a lot harder then I thought it was going to be. Thank you for sending me the necessity's that I had asked for. (food,water,clothing)  The location of the camp is in the middle of know wear so there is plenty of room to train for the war. Camp punishments have been very harsh. They will stick a stick through your legs and arms so you can not move. That happens about everyday, so how a soldier will do something to get that kind of punishment. Im very lucky you are not here to suffer it, I will be home to see you soon.

Sincerely, Rosemary Smith


Interview with Jeremiah

When, you chose to join the union what made you choose that choice?

Jeremiah= I don't like slavery and don't want it to increase, but I don't want it to stop. I thought I would rather want slavery to stop then to increase, so i joined the union

Looking back what is something in your life that you are proud or happy about?  

I am happy for joining the union.

What is one thing about your life you wish had been different?

My mom being sick.

Your message...


In camp there is nothing to do, just walk around the camp aimlessly or something. The thing that actually entertained some of us is playing cards, throwing rocks, or doing what ever we can find. In camp there is not much food, and if there is food its usually really nasty. I have to say y favorite food is Mud pie. The ingredients are mud, water, dirt, and a little bit of seisings. Its nasty but better then the other stuff.


The Song

We are born to fight and here to stay.

We are brave and strong and til our last days

So grab your gun and enlist for the war

You know why you're here and when you came

You see pain and loss without mistake

So grab your gun and enlist for the war

Before the muskets fire tonight

Yeah we’ll fight until we die

So come on

come on

come on

Won’t you fight with me

Into a raging war

so Come on

come on

come on

till we lose our soul

Into a raging war

into a raging war

Come on

come on

come on

Won’t you fight with me

into a raging war


Dear Friend,

I have witnessed a bunch of injuries at camp. None of them have been so bad in which they die, some die not all. Most of them die because of dirrea, unhealthy food, the food most of them eat off is stuff they find on the ground, they even drink water that was on the ground that is all dirty and muddy. It is horrible I wish I could leave now, No matter what it is I want to leave. Its torturer. Some times all they would do to heal the injuries is poor water on it and rap it in a rag. Most of the time they help them but get infected anyways


I left to home because I got shot in my leg and it started to get infected, so they sent me there. I kept trying to fight, but I couldn't even stand up. So off I went to home, when i returned from the war alone, without my 2 brother who had fought with me. There was a big get together, and party that I was home and safe and forever going to be in my moms arms again. She will never let me go again.

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