Times of The Civil War

By: Kylie Franklin

Slaves in another Perspective

February, 12,1850

Dear Jill,

These past few days have rough. Just yesterday, I was working on the fields. I could smell the fresh corn being cropped and the noise of others wincing in pain. That night Master William walked into Lynn's quart then mine . We both immediately new what was going to happen we where going to auctioned off of. He quickly put us in his wagon. Lynn was scared we both held onto each other tightly because Lynn is the closest thing to family I have she is my best friend. As we took off in the wagon I could feel the cold air creeping up my back. It was dark and there was nothing in sight.

As we appeared there was a great big sign that said ''Negro Auction NOW!!'' Master William pulled us out of the wagon and directed us towards the door and all I saw was other slaves jumping every time they got auctioned off of. Lynn and I locked arms and hoped that we would stay together. I could smell the sweat that dropped off of each and every slave there was in there was. The sound of pain and horror was about to occur to Lynn and me. Now it was our turn. All I heard was the auctioneer calling all of these numbers, before you know it we were bought by two different men. We where really upset we cried and cried forever. After that day we have never saw each other again.

Interviewing Frederick Douglass

I had the opportunity to sit down and interview Frederick Douglass. This is what we talked about.

Kylie: What was your mothers name?

Frederick: Her name was Harriet Bailey.

K: Where any of the plantation owners nice to you if so why and how?

F: They where a little nice to me because my slave owners wife secretly taught me how to read, but her husband had to tell her to stop teaching me how to read but she went behind his back and did it anyway.

K: Why did you escape your plantation in the first place?

F: Black people where free in the North, so why couldn't I be free like them.

K: Why did you decide to disguise yourself as a sailor when you could have disguised yourself as anything other?

F: Well I worked on the boats so I had a lot of knowledge about sailors and what they do on the boats.

K: How old where you when you escaped your plantation?

F: I was 20 years old at the time.

K: How did you escape your plantation without getting caught?

F: I was disguised myself as a sailor.

K: What kind of obstacles did you have to face while escaping the plantation?

F: Trying to pull off that I was really not a a sailor. Also that I did not have a real freedom paper I used a real free black persons freedom paper but nobody could tell that, that was not mine.

The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was a very famous abolitionist. She spoke about slavery and put people in their shoes in her books that she has written in her lifetime.

Born on June 14, 1811 there was a little girl that was born,and her name was Harriet Beecher Stowe. Harriet Beecher Stowe was born in Connecticut, and also was the 7th child in a large family. During her lifetime she has met many accomplishments and had encountered many obstacles. As a child Harriet loved to write. Later on in her life her writing skills came in handy.

After graduating from college Harriet became a teacher. After teaching she got married to a man named Calvin Stowe. She had 7 children and 4 of her children died some at a young age. Harriet traveled many places with her kids and husband places such as , Ohio, Main, Europe, then moves back to her hometown Connecticut to start writing again like when she was a little girl.

Once she started writing in Connecticut again she wrote a book in 1850 called ''Uncle Tom's Cabin'' and that book sold over 300,000 copies during it's first year of being put out in public for everyone to see. After that book was released Harriet continued to write other books and some of those book became almost as famous as '' Uncle Tom's Cabin''.

When Harriet started writing she was 13 years old. After selling '' Uncle Tom's Cabin'' she had the once in a lifetime experience to meet Abraham Lincoln, so she did.

Harriet Beecher Stowe has succeeded tons of things in her lifetime. She encouraged others to do things that they have never done before. After 4 of Harriets children dying it was rough but she still pushed her self beyond her limits.

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The Run Away Slave

One day I was just doing my chores walking the cow, and feeding the chickens. I walked into the barn with my bucket and I heard something coming from the corn field, I had a strange feeling like something was watching me. I turned around and saw a eye in the corn field. Just at that moment my whole body froze in fear.

I ran out of the barn as fast as I could. I quickly put my back against my house and peeked over twords the barn. I dropped my basket, and hid my face and body. Later that night I had to go inside to eat my dinner. During prayer I peeked my eyes open and looked around. That night after dinner I snuck out with some food and brung it to the corn fields. I gave the food to the slave. I then realized while I was running from the corn fields earlier that day I saw a doll and that was a sign that there was a run away slave there. That night and on I would bring the slaves food without anybody knowing until...

Men on horses came ridding up to her door holding up a wanted sign for a slave. I quickly ran into the stair way then they left. That night I went to the corn fields and took the doll and went to bed. Because the slave was gone.

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Survivor of The Chancellorsville Battle

May 12, 1863

Dear Mom,

As you may know the battle of Chancellorsville has ended. Major General Joesph Hooker led me and the rest of the Union Army into Virginia across the Rappahannock River after the Fredericksburg battle ended.We went back to the other side of the river. Hooker then boosted the amount of men he had on the Union Army, so we advanced over the the Confederate Army after words.. Hooker planned a sneak attack on General Robert E. Lee and his army men. The plan then came in play. The Confederate Army had no choice but to defend them selfs. Just because we crossed the Rappahannock River it caused them to strike back with our sneak attack.

Everywhere guns fired and people where being shot down. It was a very bloody battle. I am so lucky to be one of the people to survive this battle. I am just so happy it is done and over, even though the Confederate Rebels won the battle. 17,300 people died on the Union side during the battle and 13,500 on the Confederates side.

Your loving son,


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