"We make you dead on arrival!"
That's right. Be scared.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Do you take stock in stocks?
January 4, 1865

            Today, at 9:30am, the New York Stock Exchange opened from a new location. The stock exchange has established its new head quarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.  The new location is just a few doors away from the original makeshift headquarters building.    A form of the Exchange has been operating since 1790, when stocks first began to be traded in America.  The officials said that the staff will have daily 8:00am meetings to discus different company’s stock performance and the Exchange’s portfolios performance.

Last Battle

Relaxing Tea Recipe

Relaxing Tea Blend

  • 1/4 cup dried spearmint
  • 1 cup dried lemon balm
  • 1/4 cup dried lemon grass
  • 1/2 cup of dried catnip
  • 3/4 cup dried chamomile flowers
  • 2 tbs. dried lavender flowers
Combine the herbs and store in an air-tight container in a dark, cool location.  Make tea using 2 teaspoons of herb blend for each cup.  

Relaxing at Home

              I wuz resting agenst a large rock in camp after the sucsessful Battle at Saylor's Creek.  A third of Lee's army surrendered, and my delited regiment leader told me and the other members of my regiment to take a breef, well-earned rest when we reeched Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia.  When we arrived, we eemeedeeyetly stretched out and relaxed.  Of corse, in this war, "relaxing" wuz breef and not very relaxing, but everyone wuz saying that this battle mite actooaly be the last of the war.  I hoped so!  As I rested agenst the rock, I remembered what real relaxing wuz.  I had not relaxed for real since before joyning the Army.  Real relaxing - for me, anyway - wuz resting in one of the few comfortable chairs at home, in front of a fire, with my happy and content family around me, drinking my wife, Elizabeth's, relaxing tea blend.  I leaned back agenst the rock, remembering that lovely taste of my favorite tea.  I had ben stressed a lot in the war.  When I wuz stressed at home, Elizabeth made me tea.  I wanted the war to end.  I wanted to go back home and relax with my family and a cup of hot tea.  I closed my eyes and imajined feeling the heet of a warm fire burning in the fireplace, seeing my family's happy faces bathed in the lite of the fire, and espeshully, the wonderus taste of the Elizabeth's relaxing tea blend.  The regiment leader called us to atenshun.  I sihed as a stood at atenshun, leeving behind a wonderful, relaxing daydream.

[Thank you for the recipe!:  http://www.totalgettysburg.com/civil-war-recipes.html]

President Lincoln Dead

April 16,1865

Dear Diary,

It pains me to say that our beloved President is no longer with us. Lincoln was shot in the back of the head while attending a play at Fords Theater around 10:20 p.m. 2 days ago, the day he passed, was 4 years and 3 days from the start of the war. President Lincoln was a great man, and served the Union with great pride. I hope someday i will make a great impact to my country as he did.
Lincoln was with his Wife, Mary Todd, and a young couple on April 14.
I have never personally met Lincoln, but i wish i had the opportunity to. He is the reason why bow ties are cool. If i ever came across John Wilkes Booth, i will personally shoot him myself. What he did was wrong and disrespectful. He is the reason why the whole Nation mourns at 7:22 yesterday morning. It is such a scary sight seeing the Union wearing black head to toe. I also forgot to mention, but this last night around 10 pm, rang a bell alerting everyone about the news. The entire city crowed around, and shed tears in sorrow.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Today,March 10th,1864, Grant has ben promoted to Comander of the Union Army! After the failures of other Generals such as McClellan, the Union neds somebody to step up and defet the Confederacy. I believe with Lincoln's choice in choosing Grant to command the Union Army, and hopfully, Grant will be the last Comander. Unfortunately, Grant could not recieve his promotion in person, he was out fighting with the Army of the Potomac, good ol' Grant. This war beter end soon, and hopefully, Grant is the one to do it. -1st Sergeant Thomas Norton

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

When General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to this rank he summoned Sheridan to the Eastern Theater to command the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac.  In the beginning of Grant’s overland campaign, Sheridan’s Calvary was overseen by Major General George G. Meade.  In the Battle of the Wilderness the dense forest made it very hard for Sheridan’s Calvary to do much.  As the Army preformed a turning movement of the Confederate right flank, Sheridan's troops failed to clear the road from the Wilderness.   They lost the battle engagements along the Plank Road on May 5th and at Todd's Tavern on May 6th through May 8th.  This allowed the Confederates to seize the critical crossroads before the Union infantry could arrive.  When Meade got mad at Sheridan for not completing his duties, Sheridan told Meade that he could “whip Stuart” if Meade would let him.  Meade told Grant the story and Grant replied, "Well, he generally knows what he is talking about. Let him start right out and do it."  Even with this statement Meade didn’t listen and told Sheridan to continue as ordered.  From May 9th through May 24th, Meade sent Sheridan on a raid toward Richmond, directly challenging the Confederate cavalry.  The raid was less successful than hoped, but the raid did harm J.E.B. Stuart at Yellow Tavern.