FC: The Civil War | By: Jessica & Brianna | Volume 1 | Edition 1 | A Man Knows A Man | "Give me your hand Comrade! We have each lost a LEG for the good cause; | but, thank God we never lost HEART." | October 20,1863 | The Battle of Fredericksburg
1: Loretta was born in Cuba on June 26, 1842 into a wealthy family. When she was 7 years old she went to school in New Orleans. At the age of 14 she got married to an officer in the Texas Army. He soon had to head out to go to war and she begged him to let her go but he refused. With his refusal she disguised herself as a man named Harry T. Buford. Loretta went to many wars without ever being caught as a woman. During the battle of Shiloh she was hit with an exploding shell and her secret was revealed. During that time she had gotten married twice. Then, she got married once again. She later then had a baby boy, and the last known date she died was 1897.
2: On December 11th, 1862 the civil war battle of Fredericksburg, was taken place at Fredericksburg Virgina. Union engineers build five pontoon bridges across the Rappahannock while being shot at by the Confederate army. On December 12 the Union Army crossed over the Rappahannock river. The next day Burnside mounted a series of assaults on Prospect Hill and Marye’s Heights that ended in amazing casualties. Confederate generals Thomas R.R. Cobb and Maxey Gregg and the Union generals C. Feger Jackson and George Bayard where killed. On December 15 Burnside crossed the river and called off the offensive. Ending the Fredericksburg Campaign.
3: Fredericksburg Battle | US 13,353 | CS 4,576
4: Jefferson Moses
5: wrote the letter I layed down and slept a little while. Then I got up and ate my supper which consisted of a piece of toast a cup of tea and a little lump of butter. It is now night and try and take good rest but not knowing what is a head of me but I put my trust in God. | October 15, 1863 I landed at Cairo and got aboard the Liberty No. 2 for Memphis. It cost me $1.25 from Cairo to Memphis for deck passage. It cost me $12.00 to come down from Freeport. It took me the great part of 3 days four nights to come from Freeport to Memphis. The first thing that I do I wrote a letter to father. After I had wrote the letter I layed down and slept a little while. Then I got up and ate my supper which consisted of a piece of toast a cup of tea and a little lump of butter. It is now night and try and take good rest but not knowing what is a head of me but I put my trust in God.
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