Across Five Aprils

  • Newton

    Jethro goes to Newton and some people tell Jethro waht they think about his brother Bill joining the North. He meets Dave Burdow, Guy Wortman, Jake Roscoe, Sam Gardiner, Mr. Milton, Charley, and Mrs. Hiles. I think this trip takes a very serious toll on Jethro because of many people telling them that they disapprove of what Bill has done. Some of the people started to get into fights about what the other was saying.
  • Pittsburg Landing

    Pittsburg Landing
    Matt became ill so Jethro became man of the house. Someone who disapproved of what Bill was doing burned down the barn and filled there well with coal oil. Jeth feels a lot older because he takes over his fathers role. He also had to deal with the people burning down his barn and filling his well with coal oil.
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    Across Five Aprils

  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Everywhere people were helping different needs. News came of Tom's death at the Battle of Shiloh. A letter published called the harrassers of the Creighton's cowards. Wortman starts robbing stores but is stopped with buckshot. Tom's death took an emotional toll on Jethro and it did not help that Shadrach was also at the Battle of Shiloh.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    Mclellan was believed to be a "reb". The Union starts to lose faith after Fredericksburg. General Burnside replaces General Mclellan. Jethro probably did not know how to take this news. He lived in the South but one of his brothers fought for the North.
  • Deserters

    The people were afraid that the deserters would start killing without thinking. Eb goes missing but Jethro finds him. He does not want to turn him in and does not know what to do. Jethro had to look out for his family with the deserters. He had to make a major decision about his brother Eb.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    When the battle of Gettysburg happened Shadrach was injured. Jenny and Shadrach get married with Matt Creighton's consent and Jethro marks it in thier bible. Jethro was worried about Shad when he was injured. He was happy that Jenny and Shad got married because he know had another older brother.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    ancy believed John was dead but then they received a letter from him. President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address and Bill is a rebel prisoner. Jethro was excited to hear President Lincoln's speech. Jethro was very worried about his brother Bill when he heard the news.
  • President Lincoln's Death

    President Lincoln's Death
    The South refuses to give up so the war continues. Jethro is 'older' than his years and celebrates when the war ends. All of the excitement ends when Lincoln died. Jethro was happy when the war ended but he cried whenever he thought about the President dying and his letter he recieved. He was happy about moving in with Jenny and Shad.