Friday, May 4, 2018

1865 blog Emily Gomez

Blog 1865

Made By: Emily Gomez
The fall of Vicksburg

3 songs- Cumberland ward

Songs and music were an important part of the war. It was played in camp, in march, and during battle. Music passed the time, it brought them closer to their comrades, and it comforted the soldiers, easing their mind if only for a little while.
One song is called "Dixie" or "Dixie's Land". This song was extremely popular in the South and one of the most well known songs in the 19th century. Most sources credit Daniel Decatur Emmett with the song, but there were people who still claimed the song. "Dixie" originated in the blackface minstrel shows of the 1850s (a form of entertainment, using theatrical make-up by white people to pose as a black man, which helped spread racial stereotypes) and quickly became popular throughout the United States. During the war it became a sort of national anthem for the confederate states. The song was a favorite of President Abraham Lincoln, and he had it played at some of his political rallies and at the announcement of General Robert E. Lee's surrender.
This next song is a song of the North, and is called "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". this song was probably the song most strongly identified with the Union cause today. It was written by Julia Ward Howe using the music from the song "John Brown's Body". It has become an extremely popular and well-known American patriotic songFor over 138 years this song has been a fixture in patriotic programs and is still sung in schools and churches across the nation.
My last song is “The Battle Cry of Freedom”.  The song was so popular that the music publisher had 14 printing presses going at one time and still could not keep up with demand. It is estimated that over 700,000 copies of this song were put in circulation. This song was composed in 1862 by George Frederick Root during the Civil War. This is a patriotic song that campaigns the causes of abolitionism and Unionism. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

1864 blog Emily Gomez

Dear Emily,the food here is nothing like the food you cook for me back home just look at this Ridiculous recipe                

Beef Jerky

1½ pounds skirt steak (in 1/8-inch slices)

½ cup soy sauce

½ cup Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon chili flakes

Mix soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and chili flakes in a bowl and marinate the beef in mix for 24 hours. Place on a rack in a 150-degree oven for 4 hours until crispy.                

Just look at this I miss you dearly hope to write back soon.

                                                Yours truly,

1865 blog Emily Gomez