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The title of my project is “I for one am ready to do my part,” it discusses motivations
that inspired men from the Northern Illinois counties to fight in the civil war. What I
did was examined the motivations behind why men in the fourteen Northern Illinois counties
joined and fought during the Civil War in 1861 and 1862. The major significance of the
finding is these individuals have never had a voice, never had their story told before.
Most of the research has been done on the East Coast and now I’m presenting Illinois’