Ulysses S. Grant Henry Stonewall Jackson Dr. Tomas Gatling Abe Lincoln Millard Filmore Zack Taylor Robert E. Lee Seating Chart
<ul><li>Ulysses S. Grant is sitting next to Henry because they are both from the Union army and we thought that they would get along better since they are from the same army. </li></ul><ul><li>Ulysses S. Grant is sitting by Abe Lincoln because Abe Lincoln is the president and he was honoring his greatest general by sitting next to him. </li></ul><ul><li>Henry is sitting next to Stonewall Jackson because we wanted them to become friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Stonewall Jackson is sitting next to Dr. Tomas Gatling because he doesn't have an arm so the good Doctor is helping him. </li></ul><ul><li>Robert E. Lee is sitting next to Dr. Tomas Gatling because they are both of the north. </li></ul><ul><li>Robert E. Lee is sitting next to Zack Taylor of the south because they are both from the south . </li></ul><ul><li>Zach Taylor of the south is sitting next to Millard Fillmore because he was Zach Taylor’s Vice President for a while. </li></ul><ul><li>Abe Lincoln is sitting next to Millard Fillmore because Millard Fillmore is a former president and can give Abe Lincoln tips. </li></ul>
THEME <ul><li>Our theme is Soul Silver , an elegant and alive Platinum , Ruby Red , a dashing Black , and Sapphire Blue . They represent the colors used on either side by the fighters in the Civil War. </li></ul>
MENU <ul><li>The Menu for our spectacular Civil War Dinner Party has been decided between the dear ladies Ramirez and Pentecost. </li></ul><ul><li>For the main course, we will be serving a choice of either: Tamales (chicken, pork, or beans) Chicken, a side of Lemons, and for dessert, cherry pie! Lon Lon Milk, Wine, and Coca-Cola will be served as drinks. </li></ul>
DÉCOR <ul><li>For our décor, we have hired an impressive décor consultant who advised us to use White and Black streamers (hanging from the entry way) , Confederate and Union flags on either side of the table, Sapphire Blue plates, and Soul Silver utensils, and a Black tablecloth, with Ruby Red napkins. It shall be a most spectacular dinner party. </li></ul>
I apologize greatly, while I am very honored to be invited to this wonderful party, I cannot attend. You see, I am currently smuggling many runaway slaves to Canada. I am very sorry but it’s very important for me to help these people. P.S. Please keep this information classified. I cannot be trailed while helping these people. P. S. S. I will not be associated with General Robert E. Lee Sincerely, Harriet Tubman
Sincerely, Harriet Tubman For many, I am a nusiance, for the slaves I get freed, I’m a guardian angel. I am one of the many Underground Train Conductors, I made 18 trips south, and am working on the 19 th . I have never lost a person and everyone I take get free. I work very hard, but sometimes I have to stop. The slave owners send out people to try and get the slaves back. I don’t like having any of that. So we hide. I am unable to give you the exact location of where I am, as the post man might read through it but I am able to tell you that we are headed north. Please don’t give any information out- these people need me.
As quite a few people know (since the newspapers have made a huge spectacle about it) I was fighting for my rights since 1847, my master had had me move with him then had to sell me. It was horrible to walk away from him as my family had been his for quite a long time. Anyway, in St. Louis we had the law that slaves could buy their freedom, so I wanted to free myself and my wife, who also filed against her “master” but the cases eventually got lumped together, I worked hard and long, saving every penny I could so I could buy our freedom. Eventually when I had enough money I asked my master for my freedom and he said no. It was taken to court and by March 6 th , 1857 the court finally made a decision. I was not a free man. Shortly after that I died. I was old when I started my case and it wore on me til I couldn’t take it any longer. Sincerely, Dred Scott
Dear Party Planners, While I am sure my father would have loved to go to your party, I apologize greatly but he isn’t with us currently. We was quite old when his case started and I think the case stressed him out quite a lot and made him inch closer to death faster. He died aproximately eight years ago on September 17 th . I hope you have a charming party, even without my father there. Sincerely, Dred Scott’s son-I would like to keep my identity private
I was born in Petersburg, Virginia on June 13, 1786. I entered the army as a captain oh artillery in 1808, then became lieutenant in 1812. Then a colonel in 1813. I was captured at Queenston Heights. In January of 1813 I was exchanged and then I went to the Secretary of State and we got our men back, in April of 1814 I was made general. Then in 1852 I ran for president in the Whig party. And in 1859 I successfully settled a boundary dispute between America and Great Britain. Then in November of 1861 I retired, but kept my rank and pay. Then in 1864 I went to Britain for a few years and then died at West Point. Sincerely, Winfield Scott
Dear wonderful party planners, I cannot attend this delightful sounding party because I am currently five to six thousand miles away-in Europe. I am quite old anyway and going to parties isn’t quite right for old men like me. I hope it’s a wonderful party however, and you have many other great guests. I do honestly wish I could come but a trip back home on a boat would take a bit too long and I’m not even sure this letter will arrive before the party! Have a great one! Sincerely, Winfield Scott
Zachary Taylor <ul><li>As an honored veteran of the Mexican War, and, president, we invited Taylor for his views against the Union, members of which would be attending. This would encourage unity between the two divided parts of the formally United States. He did very well fighting in the Mexican war, and would probably interact very greatly with the other members, who are also veterans of different wars. His opinion and brave nature could spark </li></ul><ul><li>interesting and helpful information in getting the US out </li></ul><ul><li>of the war. </li></ul>
Zach Taylor was our 12 th president born in Virginia in 1784. He was taken from Virginia and was moved to Kentucky to be raised on a plantation. Although he was raised on a plantation and had one when he got older, he did not support slavery. The army had instilled in him a great sense of nationalism.
Millard Fillmore <ul><li>Since Millard was a large part of </li></ul><ul><li>constructing the compromise of 1850, </li></ul><ul><li>and helped a great deal during </li></ul><ul><li>reconstruction, the former president </li></ul><ul><li>was obviously a first choice during </li></ul><ul><li>selection. He was a great member in the </li></ul><ul><li>House of Representatives, and was even </li></ul><ul><li>better in the senate. Teamed up with Stephen A. Douglas, </li></ul><ul><li>the two accomplished very important things in American History, such as: setting the border of Texas, admitting California, settling disputes about New Mexican Territory, abolished slave trade, and even dispatched Federal Officers to look for slave fugitives. </li></ul>
The former Vice President under Zachary Taylor, he came into office after Taylor’s untimely death and became the 13 th president. He opposed the proposal on slavery, and co-founded the University of Buffalo. He is also the last member of the Whig party and opposed the abolishment of slavery
Abraham Lincoln <ul><li>No president has ever accomplished </li></ul><ul><li>near as much as Abraham Lincoln. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Great Emancipator”, he was named. A great president and even better </li></ul><ul><li>man, we invited Abe as a possible </li></ul><ul><li>“ mediator” in case of argument. </li></ul><ul><li>I think he did very well handling </li></ul><ul><li>the civil war and even freed thousands </li></ul><ul><li>of slaves. Who wouldn’t want him? ? </li></ul>
Abraham Lincoln was from the state of Kentucky. He was born in 1809 then was shot in the head on April 14, 1865 and died the next day. He was the 16 th president and was elected in 1861. Before he was elected he was very involved in the government. One of the many things he was and still known for today is his speeches.
Ulysses S. Grant <ul><li>Grant was invited because, as a war veteran, and a West Point graduate, he would get along with the other men at the party. He served in the Mexican war, like many of the invitees, and he could discuss with them battle strategies and their experiences in war. </li></ul>
Ulysses S. Grant was a general for the North during the Civil War. He was also the 18 th president in 1868. He was born in 1822 and died in 1885. He graduated from West Point after his father made him go. Before he was recruited to be a general in the war he had been working in his father’s leather shop. While he was president he ran the country much like he ran the army.
Robert E. Lee General Lee was invited because, like many of the participants, knew a lot about the wars. A wise man, he did well during the Mexican War and even resigned from war just to defend his state when Texas seceded. The general of the confederate army, his reign of discipline and tight command made the confederates the Famed Army of Virginia for a time. Lee knew the strengths and weaknesses of his army, making him a great general, and an even better party guest!
Robert Lee <ul><li>The Commander and General of the Confederate Army, Lee was highly regarded during the times of the Civil War. He was invited to command the Union Army, but declined due to loyalty to his home state of Virginia. As the son of a Revolutionary war veteran, he himself graduated top of his class from West Point. </li></ul>
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson <ul><li>Jackson was invited to our dinner party because of his significance to the war and his universal recognition from the war. After Robert E. Lee himself, he was one of the most important confederate soldiers. Ironically, even though Lee called Jackson his “Right Arm”, Thomas lost his left arm during the war. A quirky soldier, he often had a tendency to suck lemons, avoid pepper, or sleep under wet blankets. He got the names, “Tom Fool Jackson” by resigning for a professorship, and “Old Blue Light” for the light blue color of his eyes. His most popular name, “Stonewall”, was given to him during the first battle of Bull Run, while standing beside his horse. General Elliot Bee called out to him, “Look at Lieutenant Jackson, standing there like a Stone Wall!” </li></ul>
Thomas Jackson <ul><li>Jackson was probably one of the most gifted tactical commanders in the nation's history. He led the Valley Campaign, and his envelopment of the Union Army right wing at Chancellorsville are known all around as examples of innovative and bold leadership. He did even better in other battles: the First Battle of Bull Run (where he received his famous nickname "Stonewall"), Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. Jackson was not as good as a commander, however, as displayed by his weak-willed efforts during the Seven Days Battles around Richmond in 1862. </li></ul>
<ul><li>As Dinner Begins, the attendees begin chatting over their food…. </li></ul><ul><li>Ulysses S. Grant : Excuse me, Mr. President, could you please ask Robert to pass the salt? </li></ul><ul><li>Abraham Lincoln : Uh, sure… (to Grant) Err…Robert? </li></ul><ul><li>Robert E. Lee : No! *Glares at Grant* If he wants him some salt, he can damn well get it himself! </li></ul><ul><li>Grant : (To Lee) How can I? SOMEBODY’S ports have been blocked !!!! HA! </li></ul><ul><li>Lee : Oh that’s it! *stands* You want your salt? Take it! *Throws salt shaker, it hits Henry* </li></ul><ul><li>Henry : Sirs, I’m already injured! I don’t think I’ll ever fight again!! </li></ul><ul><li>Zachary Taylor : Be a man, son! Why during the Mexican War…(Rambles on and on until he is kicked out of party) </li></ul><ul><li>Millard Fillmore : Yes! I want his pie! He cannot fulfill his duties! I GET IT! I am the VICE PRESIDENT!! </li></ul>He said, He Said
And then he was like… <ul><li>After the Salt incident , the Main Course is served… </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson : *To Lee* Lee…how is your chicken? </li></ul><ul><li>Lee: A bit tough…why? </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson : It needs lemon. </li></ul><ul><li>Lee: What is with you and lemons?! </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson : What? </li></ul><ul><li>Lee: You ALWAYS want a damn lemon! </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson : I do NOT! How DARE you accuse me of something so absurd?? </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln : Oh, now look at what you’ve done. The cripple is upset…Poor boy. He’s hurting my economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Lee: He is NOT a cripple! He is a brave soldier who lost an arm fighting for your country mister “president”. *Tosses lemon to Jackson* </li></ul><ul><li>Grant: Oh, Lord! So now you’re helping him? Pick a side, “general!” *Jackson moves to other side of table, next to General Lee.* </li></ul>
But that’s not all… <ul><li>And dessert wasn’t much better… </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Richard Gatling: *whispering* psst…Henry… </li></ul><ul><li>Henry: Yes, Doctor? </li></ul><ul><li>Gatling: Not so loud! The others will hear you! </li></ul><ul><li>Henry: *sneering* Over themselves? </li></ul><ul><li>Gatling: Henry! You came in here such a polite boy… </li></ul><ul><li>Henry: Well, after seeing the leaders of our country act so childishly… </li></ul><ul><li>Gatling: It’s better than involving us in the war, son. Now, back to my point. I’d like to show you something. </li></ul><ul><li>Henry: Uhh…Doctor? </li></ul><ul><li>Gatling: No, boy. No. </li></ul><ul><li>Henry: Sorry. What do you want to show me, sir? </li></ul><ul><li>Gatling: *points to underneath table* </li></ul><ul><li>Henry: *gasps, whispering* Oh my Lord, a Gatling gun! </li></ul><ul><li>Gatling: Have you ever used one? </li></ul><ul><li>Henry: No. But my idiot lieutenant has. </li></ul><ul><li>Gatling: Well, my new model may change that, boy. *smiling * </li></ul><ul><li>Henry: Can…I have this one? </li></ul><ul><li>Gatling: No. But you can have the rest of my pie! </li></ul>