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letter home clarance parsons 1865

Dear Mom and Dad,

I'm happy to inform you that the confederate army has surrendered. We have won the war. I was one of the soldiers that got to accompany general grant to the surrender ceremony. It was a beautiful sight. During the ceremony Lee and Grant talked as if they where friends not enemies and it was astonishing.

Love your son,  Clarance Parsons

Corporal Thomas Ward (1865 Blog)

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Boil four quarts of water gently over a low fire with three pounds of beef or mutton cut into small pieces, potatoes, carrots, onions, turnips, season with salt and pepper and let simmer for four hours.
Dear Constance,
I am very excited I finally get to come back home. We won the war which you have probably already heard. We surrounded Appomatox Court House and sent spies and told them there were supplies there and we surronded them. It was so great finally winning a “battle” without having to fight. I will see you soon hang in there.

Love, Bruce Stanton

Private Long 1865 blog

Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse  April 2, 1865, the union has taken over the capital. The Confederate army led by Robert E.Lee has fallen apart over the course of a four-year battle. 8,000 soldiers had surrendered at Saylor Creek on April 6, 1865. Recently the anaconda plan performed by the Union army has cut down the supplies the rebel army had been receiving. Robert E. Lee had come to the conclusion of surrendering and giving the victory to the Union. The surrender happened at Appomattox Court House On April 9,1865. This deadly was has come to an end with the meeting of nicely dressed Lee in his uniform and Grant in mud-stained everyday clothes. This deadly was came to an end with many terms of surrendering those including rebels must give up their weapons of war and only be allowed to keep horses and personal arms, the fighting would end an all soldiers must go home with 25,000 ration meals.

Clarance Parsons 1864 blog

Molasses Apple Pie 5 green apples ,peeled and sliced1 teaspoon of nutmeg1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 cup of molasses 
Line a pan with pie crust. Fill with sliced apples, nutmeg, cinnamon, and molasses. Cover with more crust bake at 350 degrees for an hour and 15 minutes.

Captain Stanton- 1864 blogs

Dear Contstance,

I was just a part of Sherman’s March. It felt really good to be a part of it. We destroyed the South and they finally get what they deserved. It was nice being able to just march through and tear up everything and not even fight. I finally felt full for the first time in years. All the food was delicious. I hope you are still ok at home. Now you know I am doing well.

     Love, Bruce

Corporal Ward 1864 blog

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Ingredients: 1 cup finely chopped almonds1 cup butter2 cups sugar3 cups flour3 teaspoons baking powder1 cup milk6 egg whites1 teaspoon vanilla extractConfectionary sugar Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a round bundt cake pan. Cream the butter and sugar together. Sift the flour and baking powder before adding it to the butter and sugar. Add in the milk and the almonds and mix well. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff and then fold into the batter. Then finally stir in the vanilla extract. Pour into pan and bake for one hour or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool. Once cooled, sift confectioner’s sugar over it.