Name: Susie King Taylor
Gender: Female
Profession: Nurse and during the Civil War, I was a teacher, laundress, and domestic worker who organized African American women including Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman to care for African-American soldiers that were sick and wounded during the Civil War.
Hometown: Liberty County, Georgia.
Schooling: I learned from my grand mothers neighbor who had a secret school for slaves.
Likes & Dislikes: People who don’t want to help others in need.
Book(s): Time For Change
Religion: Christian
Relationship Status: Widowed
Political Views: Democrat
Favorite Quotes: “There are many people who do not know what some of the colored women did during the war. There were hundreds of them who assisted the Union soldiers by hiding them and helping them to escape.” I myself made this quote

Biography: I was born a slave, the first of nine children at Grest Farm in Liberty County, Georgia. My brother and I were permitted by our owner Mr. Grest, to go to Savannah to live with our grandmother Dolly Reed, who was freed by Grest. With that I was able to become our guardian. Grest almost freed my brother and I without going through the complexities of Georgia law. I then lived in Savannah and gained my freedom at age 14 in April of 1862. That same year I married Edward King. I am contributing to the Civil War by serving as a nurse in the Union Army to the black soldiers and by teaching them to read and write. After the war I hope to organize a branch of the Women's Relief Corps. I believe in help to the end!
Birthday: August 6th, 1848
Hobbies: Helping African-Americans learn how to read and write.
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Abe Lincoln in Georgia
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Til Death Do Them Part- All the mean fought til they died
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Getting Reday for the Fight

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Who side of the war should we take?
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Me In My Younger Years

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President Zachary Taylor died. Then Fifty-five thousand emigrants move west along the Oregon Trail, most bound for the
gold fields of California.
Isaac M. Singer develops a practical domestic sewing machine, building on the invention of Elias Howe.

Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, is published, which condemns the slave system in the U.S.

Franklin Pierce is inaugurated as the fourteenth President of the United States.

Walt Whitman publishes the first version of Leaves of Grass. Wow what a sight that will be.

Dred Scott v. Sandford, the U. S. Supreme Court rules that an African-American is not a citizen of the U.S. and therefore cannot sue in the courts. I don’t like this I am of the African American race and I for one what to be concerted a whole person!

Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas engage in a series of debates as part of their campaign for a U. S. Senate seat from Illinois.

The first major silver strike in the U.S., the Comstock Lode, is discovered in Nevada. Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of the Species. A book I might just have to go and read.
Abraham Lincoln was elected the sixteenth President of the United States! Yes! There will be a change on slavery….I hope.

*Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession form the U.S and then they formed the Confederacy.

*Fort Sumter Attacked in 1861. The Confederates opened fire upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The Civil War began.

*Then on April 19th of 1861 president Lincoln issued a Proclamation of Blockade against Southern ports.

*Shiloh began in 1862. In April 6th to 7th, 1862 Confederate surprised attacked General. Ulysses S. Grant’s

*On April 24th, 1862 17 Union ships under the command of Flag Officer David Farragut move up the Mississippi River then took New Orleans the South’s greatest seaport.

*In 1865 the Civil war was heading to an end slowly but surely. Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865. Then the Stars and Stripes where ceremoniously raised over Fort Sumter.

*The Nation was reunited as the Civil War ends. Over 620,000 Americans
died in the, with disease killing twice as many as those lost in the battle 50,000 survivors returned home.

*Thirteenth Amendment to the Untied States Constitution, passed on January 31, 1865 is finally ratified. Slavery was abolished.

Slavery is property in a living human being. A slave is someone who is owned by another person. In this time the one that is being owned is a person of the African race. The owner is of the White race. In which was seem no wrong in. The slave has no choices they must do any and everything the owners ask them no matter what it is. Even if the task consists of them having to degrade themselves. If they don’t do what their owner says they will be beat on.
A slave has no freedom. They are like birds in a small cadge they must go only where their master allows them to be. They have to follow rules and no free will to do what ever they please. Money is something a slave will most likely never own. They just don’t have any. Yes, they work for their masters, but the only thing they get in return is food, shelter and new clothes if they’re lucky.
Slavery exists because more African laborers were available and they were less expensive than their English counterparts. Farmers wanted inexpensive workers so the African were selected. It was also somewhat a build in racial
prejudice against Africans.
They were looked down upon by the whites so them being slaves would mean nothing to them, them meaning the whites and or slave masters. Africans were the slaves of choice by them because it was the easiest source. Slaves could be purchased cheaply. They were better suited physically for heavy labor in the plantations because they were built husky and strong. It was also a quick trip across the ocean from Africa to South America and the Caribbean. The people looking for slaves planed out how they were going over to the other countries to take everything that was not there’s. Meaning all the people they thought would do them some good for their plantations. American Civil War, beginning in 1861, led to the end of chattel slavery in America. Then on January 1st, 1863 Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was a powerful move that promised freedom for slaves in the Confederacy as soon as the Union armies reached them.
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Daily life of slaves was very glad they were giving broke tools, which slowed their working process. Then the workloads were increased. They were also made to go with out food for days. Thus indirectly making them forced to take food. To them it wasn’t stealing but to their master it was. They figured the things they were taking were just as much the master’s property as they were so it wasn’t stealing if they both belonged to the master. The money, food, tobacco and liquor are some of the things they took in order to survive.
Abolitionist to the end! They believed in stopping slavery. The Petition of 1688 was one of the first documents to make equal rights William Lloyd Garrison believed free slaves should have the opportunity to have a chance. He fought for slavery. Benjamin Rush was a believer in Christianity he had slaves then in 1787 freed them on account of he becoming an abolitionist too. The Quakers where not for it at all they didn’t believe in setting a slave free. Fredrick Douglas escaped slavery he then fought for all the slaves that were not free. Ben Franklin owned slaves in his younger years. Then fought against it after he learned about it and wrote letters to the congress.

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The Civil War was known as the War Between the States. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the U.S and then they formed the Confederacy. When I heard this information I thought the world would never be the same. All those soldiers going to war and giving up their life for a disagreement that will take years to change. To disagree on the amount of land they have and what from each other. This war is about old men talking and young men dying. The Confederacy’s view of war the was stated by- Lieutenant General John B. Gordon, CSA " ... It will be a glorious day for our country when all the children within its borders shall learn that the four years of fratricidal war between the North and South was waged by neither with criminal or unworthy intent, but by both to protect what they conceived to be threatened rights and imperiled liberty: that the issues which divided the sections were born when the Republic was born, and were forever buried in an ocean of fraternal blood." I for one agree with what he said. The war wasn’t about one side wanting what the other had but simply about protecting what belonged to them. Including the rights they had. When two different sides were against each other over their territory and started to fight it was hard to put an end to it. The attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 was the confederates to open fire upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The Civil War began. I feared for my life and my love ones also those who have people who would be going into the war and they knew they weren’t going to come back. Then on April 19th of 1861 President Lincoln issued a Proclamation of Blockade against Southern ports, which allowed duties to be uniform throughout the United States and blocked ships from entering and exiting S. ports. I think this will be the longest war we have to deal with. I hope and pray It ends soon.

Susie King Taylor, Reminiscences of My Life in Camp: An African American Woman’s Civil War Memoir (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2006).

Taylor, Susie King. Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops Late 1st S. C. Volunteers, Boston: 1902. Documenting the American South. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

"Susie King Taylor." 1999. Web. <http://www.pocanticohills.org/womenenc/taylor.htm>.

"Encyclopedia of the American Civil War" edited by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler, article by Elizabeth D. Leonard

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