This is the second part of my Hero's Journey Narrative.
A Year Trapped in the Civil War - Storyboard 2
by Andrea Francisco
CORE Period 1/2
Those clothes should fit you well.
Thanks for the clothes, now I'm sure to blend in.
America is currently in a war over slavery.
Slavery, it's terrible. It's just wrong.
The Union lost the First Battle of Bull Run and now my father and brother have joined the army.
I'm going to join as well. I want to help in the fight against slavery.
Anna brings Mayne to her house and gives him proper clothing of the time. The new clothing combined with Mayne's convincing and deceiving skills almost ensures that Mayne will not be caught about his identity. Mayne decides to go by "Mayne Miller" rather than "Mayne Griffin". Mayne stays with Anna during his time in past.
Anna tells Mayne about what is currently happening in America. America is in the middle of a Civil War about the topic of slavery. The country has been split into the Union, who was against slavery, and the Confederacy, who fought for slavery.
About three months of being stuck in the Civil War, Mayne still hasn't seen any signs of soon going back to home. The First Battle of Bull Run had taken place on July 21, 1861 in northern Virginia and ended as a Confederate win. Anna's father and brother joined the army and Mayne decides to join as well.
Mayne joins as a soldier in the Union army to fight against the Confederates. He wears blue Union army uniform and travels along with the Union troops into battle. Mayne lived a dull but occasionally pleasant life in camp among other soldiers.
After being led by General Ulysses Grant and Naval Commander Andrew Foote, Mayne finds himself in the battle of Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River in February 1862. Mayne does his best in fighting, and his small size proves to be an advantage.
At the end of the battle, the Confederates ended up surrendering Fort Donelson to the Union. However following the battle, Mayne experiences some bruises and intense breathing due to his health issues. This makes him leave the army to return back to Anna.