Military Narrative

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I woke up in the camp tent for the first time to the sound of rifles shooting. I arrived yesterday and I could see the soldiers training, that’s mostly what they do here. From dawn to dusk, until the light is gone, they train. Well, that and gambling of course. I am in Sharpsburg, Maryland and it is September 16, 1862. I volunteered to be a nurse for the Union Army so that I can help my country; just like my brother who enlisted for the army. I have heard of great women who have been named heroes because of their bravery in the war, so I decided that I want to be one of them. I’m not sure I have what it takes, I remember not even my own mother believed in me. The Union Army is here to destroy the rebels for trying to take our capitol, and we will succeed.…show more content…
“ Well William, what are you doing here?” I asked. I was starting to feel relaxed and comfortable around the stranger. “Why I’m here to defeat the Johnny Rebs!” Exclaimed the soldier enthusiastically. “Our great general, George McClellan, will lead us to victory! All of the soldiers like him. McClellan is smart like a fox and strong as a bull. His great plan will make us win.The only person that doesn’t like him is Lincoln. He thinks that McClellan is a lousy general who does not know how to command. Well, this battle will prove him wrong. We’ll beat those Rebels easily!” “Well I’m glad you feel so confident about it. I have to go. See you again soon?” I asked hopefully. “Of course Ciara. Hey, doesn’t that mean beautiful princess in Ireland?” asked the soldier. “Yes, it does. Why?” I replied questioningly. “Well, you’re parents were right to name you that. Goodbye princess.” William answered. He walked away to his tent. I stayed there, blushing. I must have looked like an imbecile, but I didn’t care. For the first time in a long time, I felt confident and happy in the
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