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Curiosities of the civil war [electronic resource] : Strange Stories, Infamous Characters and Bizarre Events.

Garrison, Webb. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781595553607 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • ISBN: 9781595553607 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: Civil War buffs, be warned: Webb Garrison’s Curiosities of the Civil War may catch you off guard. Packed with obscurities and bizarre anecdotes, it spills over with specifics you’ve likely never heard. Debated, reenacted, and analyzed, the Civil War has been the subject of countless books, films, and scholarly research—many of them quite repetitious. This nuanced perspective on the war provides a glimpse beyond the bloody battles, casualties, and political conflict. You'll discover: The first sitting president to be exposed to enemy fire What badgers, pigeons, and bear cubs had in common during the war Which of Stonewall Jackson’s limbs received its own proper burial The turtle-shaped ship designed to douse its opponents with boiling water Which Confederate general was responsible for introducing camels to the Southwest This cache of peculiar characters and stories will deepen your...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2011. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5244 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 983 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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