Interesting little-known Civil War trivia

June 14, 2009
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CNN is running an interesting article with seven little-known trivia facts about the Civil War. I will list the seven facts below, but for more details about them, take a look at CNN’s article.

  1. Lincoln’s first solution to slavery was a fiasco
  2. Hungry ladies effectively mugged Jefferson Davis
  3. The Union used hot air balloons and submarines
  4. “Dixie” was only a northern song
  5. Paul Revere was at Gettysburg
  6. Mark Twain fired one shot and then left
  7. The armies weren’t all-male

Again, the article with more details is here.

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Alex Seifert
Alex is a developer, a drummer and an amateur historian. He enjoys being on the stage in front of a large crowd, but also sitting in a room alone, programming something or writing about history.

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