daughter of a South Carolina plantation owner
May 7, 1860
I've heard from my parents about a yankee named Abe Lincoln. He's been nominated for president. If he wins, we the state of South Carolina, will secede from the country. The North wants to take away our plantation. They want to ruin our way of life. I agree with my parents. We have the right to break away for our independence.
December 20, 1860
Today our state seceded. I totally agree to our decision. The northern fools have no right to take away our slaves, plantations, or way of life. They know that slavery is really legal everywhere. WIthout our cotton for their factories, they'll be helpless and realize how valuable the South really was for them.
February 1, 1861
We and several other states have seceded and formed the Confederate States of America. Everyone is talking about a civil war. Wish us luck.
April 14, 1861
We've just received word that the south has won the Fort Sumter. I'm totally excited about this victory. The south is definately going to win this war!