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Running head: REFLECTIONS OF THE CIVIL WAR 1 Reflections of the Civil War Student’s Name Institution Affiliation
REFLECTIONS OF THE CIVIL WAR 2 Reflections of the Civil War I am writing this diary to highlight and give my insight into my experience in the Union military camp on the Eve of Christmas, 1862. The last two years have been eventful, and I am grateful to the Almighty for all his mercies. I believe and trust that my future life may be spent in his service. Looking back in last two years, I am amazed by what has transpired. Seeing that I am alive and whole, while so many have lost their lives or gone astray, gives me something to look up to. Being from a military family, I am honored to serve in the Army and help my country achieve its full potential. The events that have transpired in the last two years, in what is called the “American Civil War,” is one that brings tears, sadness, and some happiness into one’s life. With the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, there later came a divide that would impact US history. We received reports that some of the southern states seceded to form the Confederate States of America, which the president would not allow. This would mean that the Southern states would cease to be part of the United States and possibly form their government. Since President Abraham Lincoln was strongly opposed to slavery, some of the southern states were not yet ready to abolish slavery. For this reason, there was a massive rift in the country, which spurred

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