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Civil War Letter Project

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    Newton Scott Civil War

  • Guard Duty

    Guard Duty
    Newton Scott stands guard, in the freezing cold, at Camp Lincoln in Keokuk, Iowa. During this event Newton feels cold and lonely because he misses his family and it is freezing cold in Iowa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc0QETDv93I
  • New Lands

    New Lands
    Newton Scott and the rest of his company leave Camp Lincoln for St Louis by boat. During this event Newton feels happy that he is going somewhere else. https://steamboattimes.com/?s=steamboats+during+the+Civil+war
  • Arrival

    Arrival
    Newton Scott and the rest of his company arrive in St. Louis Missouri. During this event Newton felt tired because he had marched a long way to get there. http://www.civilwarhome.com/camplife.html
  • On the Road

    On the Road
    Newton Scott and the rest of his company leave for Helena, Arkansas. During this event Newton is sad because had to leave some of his friends from his company behind because they were sick. http://www.civilwarhome.com/soldiersmarch.html
  • Yazzo Pass

    Yazzo Pass
    While on the Lavinia Logan Newton Scott had to go through one of the most tight and curvy channels that a steamboat had ever gone through. It was tough, but they got through.
  • Appointed to Ordnance Sergeant

    Appointed to Ordnance Sergeant
    Newton Scott was Appointed to a ordnance Sergeant. He was very proud. https://goordnance.army.mil/history/ORDhistory.html
  • Vicksburg

    Vicksburg
    Newton Scott and the rest of his company fight in the Battle Of Vicksburg, During this event Newton felt sad because he had to kill for the first time in the war and seeing the aftermath of the battle was devastating to him. https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/vicksburg-campaign
  • Company A

    Company A
    Newton Scott returns to Company A, the original company he was in. During this event Newton is happy because he gets to go back to his old friends.
  • On the move

    On the move
    Newton Scott and the rest of his company will leave Helena Arkansas at 3:00 PM to march to Little Rock, Arkansas. During this event Newton is skeptical because he doesn't know if there is going to be a battle along the way or how everyone is going to meet up(the different armies). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGHahWdg-Po
  • Sickness

    Sickness
    Newton Scott and his men have met a great enemy: disease.
    Newton himself is doing okay, but some of the other men have it bad. Even with no fighting the death toll is becoming large.https://www.civilwaracademy.com/civil-war-diseases
  • Hanging

    Hanging
    Newton Scott along with the rest of his company witnessed the hanging of David O. Dodd. During this event Newton was unsure because he was sad but felt contempt at the same time. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/military-executions-during-the-civil-war/
  • Christmas

    Christmas
    Newton Scott and the rest of his company celebrate christmas through stories and conversations of home. During this event Newton felt jolly because he was given a sense of christmas spirit even though he is at war.
  • New Captain

    New Captain
    Newton Scott has a new captain named Sargent Marshall Law 1st Lieutenant and will be officially his captain if Captain Porter dies. During this event Newton feels sad because he liked his old captain and he doesn't like his new one. https://civilwarwiki.net/w/index.php?title=Main_Page
  • Bushwhacking

    Bushwhacking
    Newton Scott and the rest of his company are bushwhacking up and down the White River to make a path for more soldiers. During this event Newton is bored because he isn't doing much. https://www.backpacker.com/video/skills-101-bushwhacking/
  • Election

    Election
    Newton Scott and the rest of his company vote for Abraham Lincoln. During this event Newton is excited because he likes President Lincoln. https://www.biography.com/us-president/abraham-lincoln
  • Getting resupplied

    Getting resupplied
    Newton Scott was very glad when he got resupplied. He got clothes which are one of the most important items in war so you don't get cold on guard duty. He also got money which he spent on luxury items like whiskey. https://www.visit-gettysburg.com/civil-war-clothes.html
  • Train ride to Duval's Bluff

    Train ride to Duval's Bluff
    Newton Scott took a train from little rock to Duval's Bluffs. It went well and it was better than marching https://www.historynet.com/railroads-critical-role-in-the-civil-war.htm
  • Prisoner exchange

    Prisoner exchange
    At one point Newton Scott was involved with a prisoner exchange. He was not being exchanged, but he helped tell people that the prisoners were finally exchanged.
  • Sick

    Sick
    Newton Scott and the rest of his company are all sick. During this event Newton is upset because he just wants to feel better.
  • Discharged

    Discharged
    Newton Scott is discharged from his service in the Union Army. During this event Newton is excited because he is happy to get to go home.
  • I'm Good

    I'm Good
    Newton Scott decides not to pay the $6.00 fee to keep his gun as it will be no longer be of any use to him. During this event Newton is satisfied with his decision.