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Blog 1865 - Saumya Singh

I approached the house in my muddy uniform, not caring about the fact that I was informally dressed for the occasion. There was no doubt that Lee would be in his best uniform, showing off the fact that even though he surrendered, he was the "better man".

I stepped inside and he was there all right, dressed in his best uniform, sword and sash and everything, waiting for me to sit in the chair opposite his. I sat and acknowledged him with a nod of my head.

"Lee."

"Grant."

"So what are the terms?" Lee asked.

I quickly wrote them down on a slip of paper and handed it to him. He glanced over it, his face showing no expression to what he might actually be thinking.

"A full pardon? Rations? We get to keep our horses? Why the special treatment?" Lee asked inquisitively.

"Peace is necessary at this time, and we need to keep the Union together. It's what Lincoln would want as well," I responded. It's for the best.

He gave me a …

Blog 1864 - Saumya Singh

During the war and his presidency, Ulysses S. Grant enjoyed rice pudding with lemon sauce. It was his main comfort food and go to snack during his time during the war and during his presidency. He enjoyed it mostly because it soothed his stress and calmed his nerves when he was dealing with stress and needed a break. It was also his favorite dessert, during banquets to serve or after meals. Although he liked to host very extravagant banquets, he always kept a taste for more simple and basic foods, from his days a soldier. Although his original rice pudding recipe is lost, below I have a recipe for rice pudding with lemon sauce from civilwartalk.com.

Grant's Rice Pudding with Lemon Sauce

Rice Pudding Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
3 cups cooked rice
4 eggs, separated
2 cups half and half
2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon peel, grated
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

Ingredients Lemon Sauce

1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup boiling water
1 tab…

Blog 1863 - Saumya Singh

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Prezi about the Hunley.

Blog 1862 - Saumya Singh

I made a quizlet for glossary terms 37-47 to help anyone with studying.

https://quizlet.com/_3d75ek

Blog 1861 - Saumya Singh

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I drew a chopped off leg, which shows amputations during the Civil War. Amputations in the Civil War were very bloody, and often the amputee bled to death. The splattered blood on the leg and the knife shows the arterial blood that would spew from the stump where the limb was chopped off, and how messy and unsanitary it was. I chose this topic because I think the medical parts of anything are very interesting, and it really puts into perspective the advancements we've made. 

Enlistment - Ulysses Grant

Life wasn't the best for me,
Ulysses S. Grant.
squeamish
superstitious
feminine I was,
I didn't think for a second
commanding was my calling
I hated West Point and just wanted to be with my wife.
I was a drinker.
An unlucky man who had failed to bring his family close to him
I didn't want to serve the mandatory 4 years of service,
I couldn't stomach blood
I always wanted steak well done.
I was born to a businessman who owned a tannery
I never wanted to work at my father's shop.

I was separated from my wife before I could marry her
I was carted off to serve in the Mexican-American war
it was wrong
it was only fought so the USA could expand slavery.
I missed her deeply. It ached so much to think of her
because i couldn't see her
I stayed in my post thinking how we would marry when i got back.

I finally went back to her after 4 long years
she birthed 2 sons in the next 6 years
and I was carted off again
I felt horrible.
I wanted to see her and my kids
I tried ever…