Book Reviews of The Civil War: Strange and Fascinating Facts

The Civil War: Strange and Fascinating Facts
The Civil War Strange and Fascinating Facts
Author: Burke Davis
ISBN-13: 9780517371510
ISBN-10: 0517371510
Publication Date: 12/12/1988
Pages: 249
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Wings
Book Type: Hardcover
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My husband loved this book he is a huge history buff and within the first ten minutes he said he had already learned something new. It was very exciting for him to find a fun book, yet of a higher degree then most "trivia" type books. Highly recommend!!!!!!!!

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Well written - interesting to Civil War buffs - also to those who like trivia and reading about the vagaries of humanity.
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Some Strange & Fascinating Facts:
.A Confederate cornet player played so well that both sides would temporarily cease firing to hear his music.
.Capt. S.Isadore Guillet, a young Confederate officer, was fatally shot on the same horse on which three of his brothers had been previously killed.
.Slaves in Virginia could be hired for $30. a month in 1863-yet the pay of an Army private was $11. per month.
.The Town of Winchester, Virginia, changed hands seventy-six times during the war, as the armies surged to and fro in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
.Brevet Major General Galusha Pennypacker, USA, was seventeen at the outbreak of the war, the youngest of the war's general officers.
.Converted from an old boiler, the Confederate H.L. Huxley became the first submarine to sink a ship.
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Well . . . there were a few interesting stories in here, but to be honest, it's a pretty old book (1982.) There were several interesting stories (little known) and when I went to research them further on the internet, I couldn't find anything about any of them . . . kind of left me wondering how sound the "facts" actually were.
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My husband enjoyed the book very much.
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I ordered this for my grandson and decided to read this before I gave it to him. I was so surprised that I enjoyed reading about the Civil War. He loves it due to the facts as he's such a number person. I found the stories interesting and he loved the facts and tidbits about the war.

The back cover states the following: Some strange and fascinating facts: Captain S. Isadore Guillet, a young Confederate officer, was fatally shot on the same horse in which three of his brothers had been previously killed. The town of Winchester, Virginia, changed hands seventy-six times during the war, as the armies surged to and fro in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Brevet Major General Galusha Pennypacker, USA, was seventeen at the outbreak of the war, the youngest of the war's general officers. Converted from an old boiler, the Confederate H. L. HUXLEY became the first submarine to sink a ship. A Confederate cornet player played so well that both sides would temporarily cease firing to hear his music.

An interesting read for those who want to know about the war and for those who already know a fair amount.
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Fun details and trivia. Probably not interesting to people who aren't nerds.
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stories regarding people in history that were either in the civil war,who witnessed something that happened in the war or interesting little tidbits about our history. I found patrs of it interesting.