Military history

Secret Lives of the Civil War: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the War Between the States

Secret Lives of the Civil War: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the War Between the States

Legendary Heroes of U.S. History—As You’ve Never Seen Them Before!
 
Secret Lives of the Civil War features irreverent and uncensored profiles of men and women from the Union and the Confederacy—complete with hundreds of little-known and downright bizarre facts. You’ll discover that:
 
     •  Mary Todd Lincoln claimed to receive valuable military strategies from ghosts in the spirit
        world.
     •  Jefferson Davis once imported camels for soldiers stationed in the American southwest.
     •  Ulysses S. Grant spent much of the Vicksburg campaign on a horse named “Kangaroo.”
     •  James Longstreet fought the Battle of Antietam wearing carpet slippers.
     •  William T. Sherman was the victim of two shipwrecks on the same day.
     •  Harriet Tubman experienced frequent and bizarre hallucinations.
     •  Stonewall Jackson was a notorious hypochondriac (he always sat up straight, fearing that
        slouching would compress his vital organs).
 
With chapters on everyone from William Quantrill (a guerilla leader whose skull later ended up in the basement of a fraternity house) to Rose O’Neal Greenhow (perhaps the South’s most glamorous spy),Secret Lives of the Civil War features a mix of famous faces and unsung heroes. American history was never this much fun in school!

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

THE UNION

Chapter 1. Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States

Chapter 2. Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady

Chapter 3. Henry Wager Halleck, Union General

Chapter 4. George Brinton McClellan, Union General

Chapter 5. Ulysses S. Grant, Union General

Chapter 6. William Tecumseh Sherman, Union General

Chapter 7. Ambrose Everett Burnside, Union General

Chapter 8. Joseph Hooker, Union General

Chapter 9. Philip Henry Sheridan, Union General

Chapter 10. Daniel Edgar Sickles, Union General

Chapter 11. Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist Leader

Chapter 12. Sarah Emma Edmonds, Union Soldier, Spy, and Nurse

Chapter 13. Harriet Tubman, Union Nurse, Spy, and Guerrilla

THE CONFEDERACY

Chapter 14. Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America

Chapter 15. Varina Howell Davis, Confederate First Lady

Chapter 16. Robert E. Lee, Confederate General

Chapter 17. James Longstreet, Confederate General

Chapter 18. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, Confederate Officer

Chapter 19. Richard Stoddert Ewell, Confederate General

Chapter 20. Ambrose Powell Hill, Confederate General

Chapter 21. Braxton Bragg, Confederate General

Chapter 22. James Ewell Brown Stuart, Confederate General

Chapter 23. Jubal Anderson Early, Confederate Officer

Chapter 24. Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate General

Chapter 25. William Clarke Quantrill, Confederate Guerrilla Leader

Chapter 26. Rose O’Neale Greenhow, Confederate Spy

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