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  1. Civil War Fact #20 About three weeks after the...

    Civil War Fact #20

    About three weeks after the Battle of Antietam a farmer was plowing his field and came across a severed arm. The farmer decided to keep the arm in a container of brine solution....
  2. Civil War Fact #19 The State of Mississippi...

    Civil War Fact #19

    The State of Mississippi seceded from the Union on January 9, 1861. On May 4th, nearly the entire student body and many of the professors at the University of Mississippi formed...
  3. Civil War Fact #18 Ever since the Civil War,...

    Civil War Fact #18

    Ever since the Civil War, technology continues to shape the modern battlefield. People think that developments such as hand grenades, land mines, torpedoes, rotating armored gun...
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    Congrats on the promotion of Cpl Harris company D!

    Congrats on the promotion of Cpl Harris company D!
  5. Happy to see my Russian brothers grow this...

    Happy to see my Russian brothers grow this company into a feared, vicious, fighting force!
  6. Civil War Fact #17 Desertion on both sides...

    Civil War Fact #17

    Desertion on both sides during the Civil War was a common occurrence. Disease and death were a constant concern for all soldiers but nothing was as demoralizing as men abruptly...
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    Played an event with you guys yesterday. The 20th...

    Played an event with you guys yesterday. The 20th was fighting for the CSA to keep the teams balanced. I noticed how disciplined your regiment is. Great Volleys!!

    Sgt Smears 2ndSC company C...
  8. Civil War Fact #16 After marrying wealthy...

    Civil War Fact #16

    After marrying wealthy widow Virginia Mason eight years earlier, Wilmer McLean, the former operator of the Kerr & McLean wholesale and retail grocery moved into his wife’s...
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    I notice this more so when my brigade is in...

    I notice this more so when my brigade is in their drill camp. Sometimes our CO has to verify if their bayonet is fixed or not because in some peoples 1st person view, its not. Yet to others it...
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    I hope to see more of this work. Very...

    I hope to see more of this work. Very informative. Thank you
    Sgt Smears 2nd SC company c
  11. Civil War Fact #15 The American Civil War has...

    Civil War Fact #15

    The American Civil War has its share of stories about secret agents, spies, or espionage on both sides of the conflict. James J. Andrews a civilian scout and secret agent for...
  12. Civil War Fact #14 Camp Douglas near south...

    Civil War Fact #14

    Camp Douglas near south Chicago was opened in 1861 as a Union training and an enlistment center. By February 1862, the first 5,000 Confederate prisoners were sent to this 80...
  13. Civil War Fact #13 The surrender at Appomattox...

    Civil War Fact #13

    The surrender at Appomattox Courthouse by General Lee is widely considered the end of the Civil War. What many over-look is that it was just the surrender of the army of...
  14. Civil War Fact #12 It is estimated that 95,000...

    Civil War Fact #12

    It is estimated that 95,000 soldiers died diarrhea or dysentery during the Civil War. Due to poor diet and unsanitary conditions in camps, disease was a constant concern for...
  15. Civil War Fact #11 Soldiers and artists alike...

    Civil War Fact #11

    Soldiers and artists alike expressed their view points through political cartoons and hand written accounts. Like today's memes, political cartoons were used as humorous...
  16. Civil War Fact #10 Animals were commonly used...

    Civil War Fact #10

    Animals were commonly used for transportation of artillery, munitions, and supply wagons in the Civil War. Horses, mules, and oxen were a common sight in camps behind the front...
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    Shout out to Cpl Harris. Always happy to fight...

    Shout out to Cpl Harris. Always happy to fight along side you buddy!
    Sgt Smears 2nd South Carolina Company C
    Jenkins Brigade
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    South Carolina's Jenkins Brigade will be happy to...

    South Carolina's Jenkins Brigade will be happy to offer you the services of our regimental footwasher.
  19. Civil War Fact #9 Long before the Civil War,...

    Civil War Fact #9

    Long before the Civil War, in 1854, Lincoln addressed his own solution to slavery at a speech delivered in Peoria, Illinois: “I should not know what to do as to the existing...
  20. Civil War Fact #8 The term "brother against...

    Civil War Fact #8

    The term "brother against brother" is often used to describe the split of the nation during the Civil War. But there were plenty of documented events where soldiers of the North...
  21. Civil War Fact #7 Confederate Captain Henry...

    Civil War Fact #7

    Confederate Captain Henry Wirz is widely known as the commandant of Andersonville prisoner of war camp. He was the only officer convicted and executed for war crimes concerning...
  22. Civil War Fact #6 On a steamy summer day in...

    Civil War Fact #6

    On a steamy summer day in July 1861, a host of politicians, journalists and curiosity seekers flocked from Washington, D.C to Centreville Heights in northern Virginia. “They came...
  23. Civil War Fact #5 Willis Meadows, a former...

    Civil War Fact #5

    Willis Meadows, a former Confederate soldier made national headlines when he coughed up a bullet from a wound he suffered 60 years before during the battle of Vicksburg. Out of...
  24. Civil War Fact #4 In April of 1908, a General...

    Civil War Fact #4

    In April of 1908, a General from Philadelphia who’d been wounded at Gettysburg and lost an arm, suggested a way to mark the observance of the 50th anniversary of the battle. He...
  25. Civil War Fact #3 In the 1950s, author Stefan...

    Civil War Fact #3

    In the 1950s, author Stefan Lorant was researching a book on Abraham Lincoln when he came across an image of the President’s funeral procession as it moved down Broadway in New...
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