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This book contains infamous characters, fascinating tales, and strange coincidences. A collection of fascinating anecdotes and colorful stories, this book covers a wide variety of individuals from the men and women to the children who fought in this conflict.
Civilian John Burns won immortality by fighting at Gettysburg--but a different John Burns, also a civilian, took part in a famous battle far to the south.
Only one man, a Confederate, entered the war as a private and rose to the rank of lieutenant general before the shooting stopped.
Ulysses S. Grant, who didn't find it easy to get back into uniform in 1861, vigorously protested the promotion of two generals who won lasting fame on the battlefield.