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Civil War Curiosities: Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and Coincidences Webb Garrison

Civil War Curiosities: Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and Coincidences

Webb Garrison

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True stories of unusual happenings during the civil war.In 1861, Wilmer McLean, distressed that a cannon ball crashed through his home during the battle of Bull Run, moved to a farm where the sound of battle would never again reach him and hisMoreTrue stories of unusual happenings during the civil war.In 1861, Wilmer McLean, distressed that a cannon ball crashed through his home during the battle of Bull Run, moved to a farm where the sound of battle would never again reach him and his family. Almost four years later, McLeans Appomattox Court House home was used for Lees surrender to Grant. There wasnt damage from cannon balls, but souvenir-hunting Union officers left McLeans parlor bare of furniture.After the Confederacy was defeated, Jefferson Davis was stripped of his citizenship. He died as a man without a country. His citizenship was restored by Congress during the administration of Georgian Jimmy Carter.Three members of the Guillet family were killed while riding the same horse, which was then given to the Ohio Ninety-eighth regiment. Three officers were killed while riding the same horse. Lieutenant Milliner, the senior officer left on the field, then jumped on the jinxed horse. He escaped death, but suffered all his life from an arm shatterred by a minie ball while he was in the saddle.Civil War Curiosities uncovers those unusual persons, attitudes, and events that take you beyond a textbook understanding of the Civil War. A collection of  fascinating anecdotes and colorful stories, this book covers a wide variety of subjects, including newfangled weapons that changed the nature of war, the press outrageous inaccuracy in covering the conflict, the phenomenon of silent battles, and various disguises, atrocities, and mix-ups.