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The Civil War : strange & fascinating facts

Our incredible Civil War
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Wonderfully entertaining look at some intriguing oddities, unusual incidents, and colorful personalities connected with the Civil War. Includes 25 names the war was known by, personal quirks of Rob...

Wonderfully entertaining look at some intriguing oddities, unusual incidents, and colorful personalities connected with the Civil War. Includes 25 names the war was known by, personal quirks of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and more.

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Creator
by Burke Davis ; drawings by Raymond Houhlihan
Format
Books
Publication
  • New York : Fairfax Press : Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1982, ©1960
Physical Details
  • 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBNs
0517371510, 9780517371510
OCLC
ocm08032039, ocm08032039

  • Originally published: Our incredible Civil War. 1st ed. New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1960.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-249) and index.

  • Why the boom? -- The travail of Wilmer McLean -- House divided -- Firsts -- The first battle -- Mr. Lincoln's beard -- The blockade -- Music, music -- War in the air -- The machine gun -- A general's grammar -- How young they were! -- Famous onlookers -- Which war? -- John Brown ignites a war -- The widow Fritchie -- Imported warriors -- The Rains brothers -- Riots on the home front -- The inner man -- Was Stonewall Jackson a hypochondriac? -- The marvelous ram Albemarle -- Some oddities of this odd war -- Spies at work -- The Gettysburg address -- The hero of Gettysburg -- Sex in the Civil War -- The submarine Hunley -- Lincoln's subs -- What they said about U.S. Grant -- Dixie -- Symbols of the lost cause -- The perfect battle -- The human side of Robert E. Lee -- Aftermath-at-arms -- The price in blood -- The war is not over -- Atrocities -- The folklore
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