Through out this winter the war was at are very gates, at times even in them. Towards the beginning of winter the Union army used are small town as a hospital. It was hard for my mom and one of my brothers to see them because they realized that the Confederates were losing; . The town was split every one knew who favored either side but no one would say anything to each other about it. Shortly after Christmas was a time I would never forget. We had been hearing rumors from the beginning of the war and we no longer paid any more attention to them.
There was a rumor that the Confederates were progressing and were going to send a massive for in. They did. One cold day in January was where the clash was. The battle was so close that we could see it from our roofs. It was a slotter.
, the Confederates had the Union outnumbered at least 5 to 1. That battle lasted only 1 hour then they came to out town. We quickly hid our positions in our gardens again. When they came every one greeted them and gave up there food, even though who apposed the Confederates.
The town acted so much differently when they came. From what people talked about, even to how people talked. They all left on a warmer than usual February day. Once again the town acted differently.
There were even a few fights in the bar about who would win. The war had taken its toll on every one in town. Every one kept to them selves after that and a few men had some haversacks made by there wives and left to help. It was mid March now and we had not herd much about the war and we were becoming friendlier again when we herd muttering and the pitter-patter of horses as the stepped over our stone roads. I tried to sleep but I couldn’t so I went out to see.
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