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Sunday, April 9, 2017

1861 Journal Entry- Private Kist

                                                                                                                                             June 15, 1861
Dear Sweet Angels of the World,

        It has been 3 months since I joined the Confederate Army and tensions are running high. Those northerners are so stuck up they wont know what hit them! My regiment and I wont be going into battle anytime soon, though. We are still learning how to aim a good shot. 3 men have already been sent home, they just didn't have any good teeth on them. They couldn't rip the bag of gunpowder fast enough. Other than that, we are doing pretty well on the basics of the war. We now have some information on the Union's troops and supplies. Also a surprise attack might be under way, those stuck up northerners wont no what hit them. The war will be under way soon enough and then we will save our way of life! Its not our fault that maybe some slaves get whipped, they just misbehave to much. And besides we are doing them a favor, we give them food, water, and shelter in exchange for labor on the fields and in the house, that all. I have to go now, they are calling for everyone to go to sleep now. But don't worry I will write something soon.

                                                         Good Night,
                                                                  Sweet Angels of the World

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