Hey everyone! I'm a Senior in high school and I have to do a Senior project (you fail if you don't). I decided I would like to write for mine. Sadly, they killed the idea of a Fantasy story, but they said I could write a Historical Fiction. I decided I would write about the American Civil War as I could talk about the Battle of Shiloh in my research paper (it happened relatively close to where I live). I'm having trouble coming up with my story though. I'm thinking about writing about a rich family in the North, who move down to the South before the war. There are three brothers in the family. The oldest can remember the North, but the other two are born in the South. When the war begins, the oldest brother wants to fight for the Union, but the middle son is more inclined to the South because that is where he grew up. The youngest son wants nothing to do with the war and just wants to take care of their mother, who is sick (the dad has died a few years back). After the argument, the three split going their own ways. I want the story to mainly focus on the youngest brother and his struggle to keep the home safe. The middle brother will eventually desert and come back to the farm, with a group of friends, after the war turns bad for the South. Later, a group of Union soldiers, who are a part of Sherman's March to the Sea, come to the farm. Their is a fight between the two groups and the middle brother is killed by the oldest brother, who was with the Union. That is all I have right now. I wanted to go for the tragic feeling of war and what it does to the families in it. Anyways, I would love to hear what everyone thought about this! Thanks!