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Hello I am Private Thomas and I would like to express my thoughts about certain things in the civil war. First things first, the thing that started this whole civil war in the first place, slavery. Slavery is stupid and completely inhuman. These people don’t deserve to be whipped, they are still people just like us and we aren’t whipped and forced to do things. I just feel the need to fight for the union to stop this horrible thing that the south believes in. The south i cruel and harsh and the deserve justice for what they have done to the slaves over the past few years. I thing that the north is fighting for 2 reasons, to free slaves from the harsh life that the live and to show that the union has superiority over the south and that they can’t succeed from the union like that. The north is going to win all these battles against the south because we are stronger than them and we have more numbers. Life in the north is much better anyway because we have all the waterway…

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1/2 cup margarine, melted
1 cup white sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups white flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon Topping 1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons margarine, cold
(cut into small cubes)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. In large bowl, cream the margarine and white sugar together. Then, add the eggs, flour, baking powder, milk and cinnamon. Mix well with large spoon or with electric mixer until smooth. Pour into prepared loaf pan and set aside. In small bowl, put the topping ingredients. Mix well with small spoon and then sprinkle evenly over the top of the coffee cake batter. Bake for one hour and then test to see if it is done by inserting a toothpick into the middle of the loaf. If it comes out clean, it's done, if not keeping adding time in five minute intervals. When coffee cake is baked through, remove to wire rack…

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Dear family,

The war is finally over and I will be returning home. I am happy to say that it was a win for the Union and we can now be together in this new free country. Hopefully, I'll be back before you get this letter. I missed you guys so much. Oh, how the war was so horrible. I hope I never have to go through this again. I hope you are as happy as I am to come back home. Until then.

                                                                                                             Yours truly,
                                                                                                                           Ellis

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Dear Mary,
My beautiful wife, we have done it! The confederates have surrendered and the union won the civil war! Can you believe it? Me and the boys are celebrating with some delicious molasses pie and I can't wait to come home and see you and our new beautiful daughter. Tell my father about the good news and I will be sure to see you soon.
Sincerely, John Blackburn

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Dear Mary,
My beautiful wife, I have amazing news to tell you! After 3 years of war things are finally going our way. We won our first major battle and we split the confederates army in half. We had a huge celebration and the war just seems a little brighter now. I hope you, father, and our wonderful child are doing well and I can't wait to see you again!

Sincerely, John Blackburn

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Dear Sister,

The war seems like it is going south for us, many volunteers are leaving because they did their 3 years of work. Because our defenses are thin it can be broken through easily. It is a miracle that none of the southerners has attacked our defenses yet. But currently our regiment is walking through Atlanta to burn houses and take food. Our thinking is if we burn down manufacturing plants in the south, they wont be able to get goods for the war. Not sure if ill make it back alive to take every letter as if it was the last.
        Sincerely, Mary Jefferson

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Journal Entry
Three years into the Civil War and it's finally starting to turn around for us. Sherman had just marched through Georgia and gave the Southerners a reason to end this war. Soon enough, slaves will be freed throughout the entire United States and we can all be regular citizens. I do miss home and I wish I could see my family again. My regiment is starting to get out of hand. There hasn't been much trust but we've been able to pull ourselves together for the battles. I lost a friend that I had just made at the Battle of Gettysburg. He died a slow painful death that I couldn't watch. Once we saw the photos of the battle in the newspaper, we couldn't believe that there were so many casualties. Also, I am amazed by this new technology. Photographers are able to capture the same images we saw after the heat of the battle. But it does seem like a hassle. Carrying around all of the equipment on a wagon has to be annoying but the end result is very satisfying. …