Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Oh, the loss that this country has suffered today. President Lincoln has been shot! I thank God that I have fallen ill and not tried to attend that play (Ha Ha Ha! Like I have the place and time!), else I would have tried to save him (though I know I would have been without success). I have been praying that God treats him well, yet we all have the knowledge that he is a great and holy man. He will be treated well and he will sit close to the Lord at the Great Table.
Ma, the war has been horrible, but I say with great happiness that I feel it's coming to an end quite soon. Your "baby" boy has grown quite a bit and I cannot wait 'till I return to you and Pa. I have missed you both dearly. I can guarantee that I shall never, and I mean NEVER, complain about my simple house chores again.
(You best not let Ma read past this point) Oh, Pa the things that I've seen! I knew that war would have bloodshed, but men dropping left and right because of disease and illness was something you did not prepare me for. When Grandpa John passed, he warned me that if I were to join the military for war, there would be illness, but the way he described it was nothing like what I witnessed. Please, do help me pray for all the men that have been lost during this great war. I have been sick, with symptoms that have killed men, but thank the Lord I am no longer ill.
(Ma can read now) Pray for the fallen men, and pray for President Lincoln, may God have mercy on their souls, even the Confederacy. I know the Devil was leading them to do the horrible things they did, 'twas not their fault, but Satan's.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Dear Thomas Ward Senior,
I regret to inform you of the death of President Lincoln. I may not be the first to inform you of this, but I can give you a first hand account for your paper, as I was sitting one row in front of the president himself. We were in Ford’s Theater for the viewing of the play “The American Cousin.”
Some time after the show started, I heard the ear shattering sound of gunshot, something I had hoped to never hear again. What happened after that is a blur in my mind; shock does that to a person. Now, my shock has turned to anger, and I have volunteered to help hunt down his killer, the actor John Wilkes Booth. I will not rest until Lincoln has been avenged! This war is NOT over!
Corporal Thomas Ward Junior
How come no one knows how to cook!? Everyone's always whining and crying about being so hungry! They can't even make a little batch of hard tack! There's only three ingredients!
All my troop has been pretty much depending on me to cook. They say I'm pretty good at it. I hunted some fish in a river and made a really good stew. Everyone told my it was amazing! Everyone was trying to get there hands on it, some people were even willing to pay!
The funny thing is i'm pretty good at it, I might even want to start my own restaurant and get back. No really good ones Back in Philly. Well at least ones that allow black people...
Miss you so much mamma, wars almost over and I'll be coming home soon!
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
Dear Ma and Pa, Oh, the loss that this country has suffered today. President Lincoln has been shot! I thank God that I have fal...
This is one of the songs from a musical I have been writing about General Lee himself. I am planning to call it 'Lee.' This song is ...
These are some words that shall aid us in battle. For the UNION!