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Personal Narrative: The Old Civil War Battleground

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My perspective on history changed forever when I went on an adventure to an old civil war battleground. We were there to plant a privacy wall of trees between the battlefield and the road, when we finished we decided that we should camp overnight. Later on in the night we were playing a version of poker, Texas Hold’em, when one of the younger people in our group, a person named Kyle, started rocking the table, this caused the propane lantern that was resting in the middle of the table to fall over and roll off of the table. It rolled off right next to me so I went to catch it before it met the ground, unfortunately Kyle had the same Idea and reached for it as well. Instead of going for the cool propane tank on the bottom half he went for the scalding hot top and ended up burning up his hand pretty bad. While he looked fine at first, he soon went into shock. Fortunately, we had some experienced users of first aid on hand and they managed to get him to calm down,…show more content…
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