Jeffry David Mueller
August 3rd 1842 - May 12th 1861
Jeffry or Jeff was born august 3rd 1842 he was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to the parents of Nancy and Robert Mueller. Jeff had 1 sister-Mary and 2 older brothers- Edward, and James. When he was younger he enjoyed playing outside and taking care of his animals on the farm. Going through school Jeff always had good grades and he loved hanging out with his friends and studying after school. He got his first job when he was 14, he worked as a dishwasher at the west side market, Jeff continued to work as a dishwasher until he was 18 and decided to go into the service. Once Jeff turned 18 he went into the army and decided it was time to fight for what is right in this country, slavery needed to end.
When It All Happened
Life During Civil War
"I was always scared. I never knew if the confederates would come sneak up on us and attack" he stated in his journal. " I would wake up every morning in my little tent which was in our small camp which had multiple people packed into one tiny tent to stay protected from the weather- to keep us from getting sick- to have more slaves to fight for the right of slaves. Before all of us woke up the generals were up, when i were to awake I would hear the generals talking about what we were going to do that day and where we were going to move." " I told General Lee that I was scared. He slapped me across my face and turned my check as red as a tomato, like the tomatoes momma made not that the fake nasty ones they give us here, they taste horrible." Mueller stated that the life of war was a thing that he wouldn't wish upon his worst enemy, it's horrible, but it's all worth it he says, "i'm willing to give my life up to save a slaves".