CIvil War Spy
Stakeout on Slave, Abolitionist, and Northern Soldier
Slave- Mary Schiner
- Children as early as ages six through ten became water carriers
- Slaves were given work according to their own physical capabilities
- The main tool that slave owners use for controlling slaves is the the whip
My View: If I were in Mary's position, I would probably be very frightened. I would feel helpless and I would hate to have no control over my own life. Slavery is an awful thing and I'm glad It is gone.
Abolitionist- Fredrick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglass
- All slaves were given a monthly allowance of food and a yearly allowance of clothing
- Some abolitionist used violence and attacked slave owners
- Frederick died of heart failure in Washington, D.C.
My View: I would have been proud to be in Fredrick's position. If I were him, I would have earned my freedom, helped other slaves, and helped end the Civil War. Those are a lot of great accomplishments! He must have been a great man.
Northern Soldier- Jake Preston
Briefing: Jake Preston was part of the Union Army. He was probably frightened, like a lot of the soldiers were, but he was determined to fight for the North and what he believed in; he also wanted to fight for some of the men who lost their lives in the war. The life of a soldier was not easy, the conditions were terrible, and it was probably very lonely without his family.
- The Union Army had 2.9 million men
- The soldiers were nicknamed "Yankees" or "Yanks"
- The tools and materials that the soldiers carried weighed about 45-50 pounds
My View: It is an honorable thing to do to be in the army. Jake fought for what he believed in and did what was right. I would be afraid, but I would be glad that I was helping fight slavery.