Skip to main content

Enlistment Blog: Private James Richardson

I’m James Richardson, a nineteen year old boy from Rockford, Illinois. My life has  definitely not the greatest, but you would assume it is growing up in a fairly large city . Being poor and growing up with eleven siblings would be tough for anyone so you probably guessed correctly that I’ve never been to a school. My family is so poor that I’d often steal to feed my family, but it didn’t always go so well. Being poor has taught me a lot and I will always love my home in Illinois, but I wanted change. I wanted to get as far away from home as possible. Okay so I definitely got away from home, but this was not what I was expecting. Somehow I ended up in Washington D.C. as a soldier fighting in the Civil War. I thought to myself this can’t be that bad, I mean I’m fighting in the North for a good cause which is abolishing slavery. During the war I often didn’t know what was going on, but that was ok because I only fought in the war for a year.


Popular posts from this blog

Enlistment Blog - Zoe Nguyen - Thomas Norton

Hello Fellow Regiments,
 My name is Thomas Norton. I can tell you one thing about myself, which is i love my wife choclate chip cookeys! They are the best thing in da world, and when i eat them, the choclate chips just melt in my mouth. It is so very delicious! I miss my lovely wife Harriet at home. I would love to come and see my very beautiful wife and her choclate chip cookys. I also need to say sory if I have a lot of words spell wrong, my education wasn't the very best back then. I am very exited to fight for the union, and it its my pleasure to. I promiss that I will always try my hardest like I do at home. I do expect a lot from you all. As I was saying about my favorite food to be choclate chip cookys, my least favorite is potatoes. If i had to eat a potato, it would bee the last thing i would eat! Few years back when I live in Ireland, there was a big breakout of potato blight. It scarred me for life, which was why I move to Springfield Illinois. I am proud man fighting f…

Civil War Blog 1861 - Thomas Norton - Zoe Nguyen

Click There >>>>>>>      Link to News Report Video     <<<<<<<Click There

News Script:

 Hello, I am Elizabeth Corray reporting from Civil News. Today is July 23 1861, and today on the line, is that a battle between the Union, and the Confederacy has started a few days ago. After eleven states seceded from the union, battles have going on between the union, and the confederacy. On July 16, 1861, 37,000 voluntary soldiers from the Union army marched into Virginia, with the intent of cutting the railroad at Manassas and moving to Richmond onward. The Union was ready to go, felt confident, and felt like it was another normal day, but indeed it wasn’t. Under the command of General Beauregard, 22,000 Confederate troops headed out North. General Beauregard had knew the plan the Union’s strategy , from a Confederate Spy. Then, General Beauregard deployed an  8 mile line of Confederate troops on one side of Bullrun Creek, with their artillery, staying …