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This is a story about an African-American woman who died when she was 110 years old My story will tell about how one woman went from a slave named Ticey to a legend by the name of Jane Pitman A slave girl named Ticey was going about her normal everyday duties when she heard the sound of slow tired horse hooves coming down the path of the plantation she lived on Then she saw them Through all the cuts bruises and battle wounds she could tell they were the Confederate soldiers Her master saw them at the same time and yelled at her to get them some water Ticey showed no fear when the soldiers took the water from her so greedily All of the sudden a soldier galloped into the camp shouting something like The Yankees are coming They were right behind me and theyre coming this way During this time there was a war going on which was the Civil War for the freedom from slavery There were the Confederates who thought that the black people were not equal to whites and should remain slaves Yankees on the other hand believed that all men were created equally including the slaves Recovering from the first battle the Confederates were trying their best to stay on the run until they were ready to battle again Therefore the soldiers got on their horses and galloped away as quickly as they could As soon as they left Ticeys master ordered her to keep silent about the Confederate soldiers stopping there to rest When the Yankees arrived they were all very kind to Ticey especially the captain He told her that she could choose any name she wanted instead of the slave name she had Given some suggestions Ticey picked the name Jane The captain told her that that was to be her name until she grew up and that if when she grew up if
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