The war had begun and Antony was called to be a soldier. Rebecca was scared that he would never come back again, they had grown close.
April 9, 1860
Abigail, her mom, worked as a housekeeper and Rebecca and Antony went to school
By this time Rebecca had used her relationship with her master to her advantage. she had over heard her father talking about a war. At this time she decided to escape to the North with her mother and a boy she met through the underground railroad.
We get treated so much better in Calofornia. Mama can work and we get to go to school!
They are still after us though
April 12th Fort Sumter began
July 16th 1861 the Union was beaten by the Confederacy in the Battle of Bull Run.
July 20th, 1861 Rebecca who was a nurse for the north at the time witnessed her husband and the father of her child being shot and killed at the battle of Bull Run.