Christopher Morris


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I am a Union soldier.
Birthday: November 5, 1826
Hometown: Gettysburg, PA
Gender: Male
Profession: Blacksmith
Political Views: Republican
Religious Views: Catholic
Likes: Horseshoes, weapons, tools, drawing, FREEDOM.
Dislikes: When I burn myself, getting hit with a hammer, SLAVERY!
School: Homeschool


Status Updates:


January 31, 1865 – The 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress. It states that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States." I am so happy!

July 2, 1863 – My god, I am so frustrated! I have never been so tired after yesterday! But anyway, it is the second day of the battle. We lost yesterday because General Lee attacked and everyone was disappointed.

July 1, 1863 – It is the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Right now, we are going nine miles south in Taneytown, Maryland when General Meade heard that John Reynolds had been killed.

November 6, 1860 – Abrahan Lincoln was elected president, time to celebrate!

February 14, 1859
Oregon enters the United States as a free state.

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1856

1855





Photos:


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Source: http://warisboring.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/civil-war-002.jpg
1)
My fellow Union soldiers and I in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

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Source: http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1861/us-civil-war/index-lg.jpg
2)
The soldiers and I at camp in the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Source: http://www.bgcmonline.org/docs/Profiles_files/Reb%20Staup/rebtintype.jpg
3) Me, after forging a piece of metal with my hammer and anvil.

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Source: http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1863/gettysburg-civil-war.jpg
4)
My hometown in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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Source: http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/files/images/2009/062209/Joseph%20and%20Lousia%20Eshbaugh%20Family.preview.jpg
5)
Left to Right: My son, Thomas, myself, my daughter, Elizabeth, my wife, Cecilia, and my other daugher, Mary.

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Source: http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/CivilWar/Images/Family.jpg
6)
I'm not here, but this is a picture of my family with their aunt, Kate (on the far left), going on with their daily life.

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Source: http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1863/october/battle-chickamauga-1500.jpg
7)
A few of our men have died during the Battle of Gettysburg but anyways, this is a picture of the Battle of Chickamauga

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Source: http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/chickamauga/battle-chickamauga.jpg
8) This is a picture that I drew of the The Battle of Chickamauga in 1863.

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Source: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ialcgs/elijah.jpg
9)
This is me photographed when Abraham Lincoln became president in
1865.

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Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/George_G._Meade_Standing.jpg
10)
This was the Union commander of The Battle of Gettysburg, George Meade.

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Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~besr/civil-war/zouave-uniform.jpg
11)
This is me in my Union army uniform.

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Source: http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo49/skydancer21/compromiseof1850map.gif
12) Union state (green) and Confederate states (yellow).

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Source: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vaslc/images/flags-crossed.jpg
13) The two opposing sides. Union flag on the left and Confederate flag on the left.

Citations:

"American Civil War History Timelines Battle Map Pictures." Web. <http://americancivilwar.com/>.

"Civil War Battles." 2003. Web. <http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war-battles.htm>.

"The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863." Web. <http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/gtburg.htm>.

"The History Place - Battle of Gettysburg." Web. <http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/battle.htm>.

"Slavery In The Civil War Era." Web. <http://www.civilwarhome.com/slavery.htm>.