Who wrote this source? Sarah Morgan, a resident of Louisiana.
Why it was written? Sarah Morgan wrote this to show her loyalty to the Confederacy and to
show where she stands during the war.
What is the perspective of the author? The perspective of Sarah Morgan is that she wants the
nation to be divided into two. She says if she was not a women she would fight in the war, but
since she cannot she will knit, sew, and say words of encouragement. Sarah is bias because she
speaks so highly of the Confederacy, but speaks badly of the Union. Sarah talks about how proud
she is of the Confederacy staying separate from the Union and that the Union shows little
fortitude towards calamity.
What does the source tell us about when it was written? The source tells us during the time it was
written, the war was intense and much violence was occurring. For Sarah to be calling herself a
rebel and to be wanting to fight alongside men in the war shows how intense the war is.