Friday, May 6, 2016


                          Dear parents,
      My three year enlistment start to expire, General Lee had surrender to the Union. although General Grant has commanded us to salute to him with all of the supplies we had offer. The bad news was that our president got assassinated by this stupid actor John Wilkes Booth. Now we must avenge for Lincoln before I came home. See you at Maine.
                                                                                                     Isaac Long
Dear journal,
I think slavery is horrible. It must be abolished. This makes me angry that slavery still exits. On April 6, the confederates attacked us but we beat them but we won the battle because 8,000 of them surrendered. I really hope when this is all done slavery will be abolished. The confederates should be ashamed of themselves. 
Walter Wigfall

Thursday, May 5, 2016

1865 (another post)

Here is my presentation on the mental effects of war on Civil War soldiers. Check it out.

Mental Effects of War on Civil War Soldiers

1865 blogs

To Journal
Today was another long day of fighting but General Grant says it won't be much longer. We have gotten them surounded and we are moving in. My regiment has gone out and started gathering food and other valuable things that the rebels will be looking for but won't get. I am glad this battle is about to end not only because I am sick, tried, and home sick. It's also because fighting has shown me a part of myself I have never seen before, and I didn't like it. Hopefully by mornings end tomorrow will be on are way home. 

To Journal 
Today General Grant ralled up a few troops but didn't tell us what for until we arrived at a home not to far from are camp. Before we walked in he said they are going to try and reach a compromise. We all looked around at each other like this couldn't be real. We walked inside to see the other general dressed in a nice uniform. They talked aon and on until one of the confederate men wrote what looked to be the agreements. They both signed and everyone cheered. I ran back to camp as happy as could be and immediately wrote home about my arrival soon coming. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


My dearest Constance,

It's over. Thank God, it's over. Now I may finally lay down my arms and return home. I look forward to seeing your lovely face, as well as those of all the children. Oh, how I love you all! I shall see you soon. Thank the Lord I survived these terrible four years; it could only have been through divine intervention that I did. Give my love to the children and Father.
I remain, now and forever, your loving husband,
Captain Bruce Stanton

1865 Journal Entry

Dear journal,
     Today is April 15, 1865 and it is a very sad day because yesterday was a death of a very important leader, Abraham Lincoln. The word is spreading fast and apparently he was assassinated last night while he was attending a play at Ford's Theater in the capital around 10:20 p.m. He was watching the play "Our American Cousin" with his wife, Mary and a young couple. Imagine how horrible that would have been to be standing right next to him when he was shot just like his wife had. So today we our now mourning a terrible loss and praying for Abraham Lincoln and the rest of his family, but he will be in a better place now. I really hope that my family is doing well!

Monday, May 2, 2016


                         Dear parents,
             After a year at Gettysburg, the North had alot of problems with people going back home because of their 3 year enlisment. I decided to stay and help with the Yankees win the war. This year in 1864, the war is almost over. Lincoln got re-elected again after beating his rival General McClellan. We marched into Atlanta, one of the major manufactoring citiesc ommanded by William Sherman . We burned everything in the town while other regiment watched as the city.After that, Sherman's Army marched in Savannah, SC. Hopefully the war will be over because I wanted to go back home with you guys.
                                                                                                           Issac Long