An engaging collection of more than 500 startling, informative, and entertaining episodes, ancedotes and other small jottings from America's War Between the States. Anyone fascinated with the little known facts that often end up in the dustbin of history will enjoy this entertaining collection. Here you will find everything you always wanted to know about the Civil War...
.How many dances did U.S. Grant attend at West Point?
.What percentage of Southern whites had at least on black ancestor?
.On whose advice did Abraham Lincoln grow a beard?
.In what CW battle did the Marines make a hasty retreat?
.How much whiskey could a musket barrel hold?
.How many "ladies of the evening" were in Washington in 1862?
.What Union warship was named for a Confederate general?
.How many Confederate battle flags were captured at Gettysburg?
.How many cigars did Grant smoke a day?
.What Union victory took place in Japan?
.What Northern organization distributed Bibles to Southern troops?
.How many days did Lincoln serve as president?
.How much was the U.S. spending on the war per day in 1865?
.Why was the first commissioner of baseball named after a CW battle?
.Who was the last surviving CW general?
.What was Grant's reply when a Frenchman asked what he had learned from Napoleon?