Myths and Mysteries of the Civil War: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

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Fourteen Mind-Boggling Tales from America's Deadliest Conflict—commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War• Was Ulysses S. Grant really a "perpetual drunk"? Some said he never met a bottle he didn't like. But did his headache medication also cause intoxication-like behavior? And did much of the talk originate with those jealous of Grant? • Was Stonewall Jackson just a "sucker"? Thomas Jonathan Jackson became known not only as a brilliant strategist but also as an eccentric who obsessively sucked lemons. ...
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Overview

Fourteen Mind-Boggling Tales from America's Deadliest Conflict—commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War• Was Ulysses S. Grant really a "perpetual drunk"? Some said he never met a bottle he didn't like. But did his headache medication also cause intoxication-like behavior? And did much of the talk originate with those jealous of Grant? • Was Stonewall Jackson just a "sucker"? Thomas Jonathan Jackson became known not only as a brilliant strategist but also as an eccentric who obsessively sucked lemons. Was it a love of fresh fruit? Or his favorite method of dealing with heartburn? • What happened to the lost Confederate gold? Ever since the evacuation of Richmond on April 2, 1865, rumors abounded that the Confederate treasury had been loaded aboard a train and sent on its way into hiding. Can we "follow the money"? In at least one case the answer is "yes." From the legend of the Yankee "human shield" behind Nathan Bedford Forrest's saddle to the unexplained sinking of the Hunley, Myths and Mysteries of the Civil War makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the most fascinating and compelling stories of the war that almost tore America apart
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762761159
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Series: Myths and Mysteries Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Michael R. Bradley lives on the former picket line of a Civil War fort. In addition to authoring five other books on the Civil War and many articles and papers, he is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Southern Historical Association, American Association of University Professors, and the Society for Military History.
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Table of Contents

PrefaceWORDS-WAR-WILDERNESSTHE YANKEE BEHIND BEDFORD FORREST’S SADDLE ULYSSES S. GRANT: THE PERPETUAL DRUNK?STONEWALL’S LEMONS The Legendary Courage of Alonzo Cushing The Enigma of Black Slaveholders THE LOST CONFEDERATE GOLD: FOLLOWING THE MONEYWHAT BECAME OF THE “BULL PUPS”?BATTLEFIELD HOSPITALS AND CIVIL WAR MEDICINE THE UNEXPLAINED SINKING OF THE HUNLEYBEDECKED WITH A BONNET IN BALTIMORETHE STRANGE CIVIL WAR CAREER OF BUSHROD JOHNSONTHE MYSTERY OF THE DAMAGE INSIDE THE TURRET OF U.S.S. MONITORREVENGE AND RESPECT: THE LEGACY OF ARLINGTON CEMETERY
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