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The year is 1862 during the Civil War My name is Jack Taurance and I am eighteen years old I am a soldier that has to fight in the 2nd Battle of Bull Run The battle is going to take place in my hometown of Manassas Virginia I cannot wait It is going to be so great I have heard that the 1st Battle of Bull Run was hell but this one wont be Itll be great because Im in it and I am fighting for my country and the people of Virginia I am proud to be a part of the Confederate ArmyAugust 27 1862 Today is the first day of the battle Im excited beyond imagination I cannot express my feelings right now Robert E Lee the general of the Confederate Army has told us to get in our fighting positions I am next to older men that have fought in other battles and they tell me not to be so excited for war is a terrible thing Seeing as this is so new to me I shrug off their words of wisdom and continue with my merry thoughts The men next to me tell me I need to listen to commands and stay focused at all times or I will loose my life We began to march towards the Union Army On the way I heard loud explosions all around me the Union Army was using cannons and mines to defend themselves The men around me began to shoot their riffles so I did the same There was yelling and firing all around it seemed as though we were surrounded The noise was so intense I felt it throughout my body We were in the war it was nothing as I expected There was death all around me I dont think I have ever been more scared in my life I was not mentally prepared to see what I saw nor was
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