20 Mind-Blowing Facts about Civil War That Will Amaze You

20 Mind-Blowing Facts about Civil War That Will Amaze You

“Step right up, history buffs and Civil War enthusiasts! Are you ready to discover the facts that will blow your mind? From the battles that changed the course of history to the lesser-known facts that will make you say “huh, I didn’t know that”, we’ve got all the Civil War knowledge you need to impress your friends, family, and history teachers. So grab your musket, put on your kepi and get ready for a journey back in time, with a side of humor to make it more palatable. The Civil War was no laughing matter, but these facts will have you in stitches! “

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20 Mind-Blowing Facts about Civil War That Will Amaze You

1. During the American Civil War, men had the option to “draft” their wallets instead and pay someone else $300 to take their place in the army.

2. The Civil War began in 1861 when the Confederacy attacked Fort Sumter and ended in 1865 with the surrender of all Confederate armies. It was just a big family feud that got way out of hand.

3. No foreign country officially recognized the Confederacy during the Civil War, not even Canada.

4. Abraham Lincoln established a Balloon Corps during the war.

20 Mind-Blowing Facts about Civil War That Will Amaze You

5. Soldiers had a code of honor that prohibited shooting at men while they were using the restroom because that’s just bad manners.

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20 Mind-Blowing Facts about Civil War That Will Amaze You

6. Over 600 women disguised themselves as men to fight in the war, proving that women can do anything men can except pee standing up.

7. Sam Houston, a general who helped Texas gain independence from Mexico, was removed from his position as Governor for refusing to support the Confederacy.

8. It’s a sad reality that today, there are more black men in prison than there were black male slaves before the American Civil War.

9. During the Civil War, Generals were 50% more likely to die in combat than Privates.

20 Mind-Blowing Facts about Civil War That Will Amaze You

10. In a “friendly fire” incident, Confederate general Stonewall Jackson was accidentally shot by his men during a major battle.

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11. During the Civil War, soldiers had a unique way of describing their visits to prostitutes, referring to it as “enjoying horizontal refreshments.”

12. The U.S. national motto “In God, We Trust” was officially declared in 1956, but it first appeared on coins in 1861 due to the increased religious sentiment during the Civil War.

13. Mary Bowser, a free black woman, worked as a servant in the Confederate White House and served as a Union spy. Talk about infiltrating the enemy’s stronghold.

14. Union soldiers found a copy of the Confederates’ plan for the Antietam campaign during the Civil War but still lost the battle.

15. Thomas and George Crittenden were brothers who were both generals during the Civil War, with one fighting for the North and the other for the South. Talk about a family divided by war.

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16. The entire student body of the University of Mississippi enlisted for the Civil War. And unfortunately, they all suffered a 100% casualty rate. Talk about a tough semester.

17. Many Civil War soldiers had “nostalgia” listed as their cause of death, meaning they died of homesickness.

18. After the Civil War, one-third to one-half of the currency was counterfeit. It’s hard to tell who to trust when everyone is a fake.

19. The Civil War was one of the earliest industrial wars, with both sides using advanced technology such as railroads, telegraphs, steamships, and mass-produced weapons. It was like a giant game of Civil War Monopoly.

20. After losing the American Civil War, some Confederate refugees decided to start fresh in Brazil and founded a colony that still exists today. Talk about taking lemons and making Confederate lemonade.

That’s it for this post guys, I hope you had fun while reading 20 Interesting Civil War facts.

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