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The Civil War, strange & fascinating facts

Author: Burke Davis
Publisher: New York : Fairfax Press : Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1982, ©1960.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and more.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davis, Burke, 1913-2006.
Civil War, strange & fascinating facts.
New York : Fairfax Press : Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1982, ©1960
(OCoLC)606066364
Online version:
Davis, Burke, 1913-2006.
Civil War, strange & fascinating facts.
New York : Fairfax Press : Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1982, ©1960
(OCoLC)610028261
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Burke Davis
ISBN: 0517371510 9780517371510
OCLC Number: 8032039
Notes: Originally published: Our incredible Civil War. 1st ed. New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1960.
Description: 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Civil War, strange and fascinating facts.
Our incredible Civil War
Responsibility: by Burke Davis ; drawings by Raymond Houhlihan.
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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 Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and more.

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