1. If you were drafted during the American Civil War you could legally pay someone else $300 to go in your place.
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  2. The American Civil War broke out in 1861 when the Confederates attacked a U.S. fortress, Fort Sumter, and ended with the surrender of all Confederate armies in 1865.
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  3. The Confederacy was never recognized by any foreign country during the American Civil War.
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  4. The U.S. Civil War had a Balloon Corps established by Abraham Lincoln.
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  5. Sideburns are named after American Civil War General, General Burnside.
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  6. American Civil War soldiers had a code of honor that forbade shooting at men while they were pooping.
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  7. More than 600 women dressed as men in order to fight in the American Civil War.
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  8. Sam Houston, the general who won Texas independence from Mexico, was removed
    from his post as Governor after refusing to support the Confederacy on the Civil War.
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  9. During the American Civil War, it was necessary to print out money in a hurry, so the Treasury released paper bills with designated values of fractions of a dollar.
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  10. There are more black men in prison today than there were black male slaves before the American Civil War.
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  11. Thomas and George Crittenden were brothers who were both generals during the American Civil War: one for the North and the other for the South.
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  12. The Confederate general Stonewall Jackson was accidentally shot by his own men during a major American Civil War battle.
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  13. During the American Civil War, Generals were 50% more likely to die in combat than Privates.
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  14. The entire student body of the University of Mississippi enlisted for the American Civil War. They suffered a 100% casualty rate.
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  15. Many American Civil War soldiers had "nostalgia" listed as their cause of death, meaning homesickness.
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  16. After the American Civil War, one third to one half of the currency was counterfeit.
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  17. The American Civil War claimed the lives of 10% of all Northern males 20–45 years old, and 30% of all Southern white males aged 18–40.
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  18. The American Civil War was one of the earliest true industrial wars. Railroads, the telegraph, steamships, and mass-produced weapons were employed extensively.
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  19. There's a colony in Brazil founded by 2,000 to 4,000 Confederate refugees who left the U.S. after losing the Civil War.
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  20. The last surviving Civil War widow didn't pass away until 2008. She married an 86-year-old veteran when she was only 19.
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  21. During the American Civil War, visiting prostitutes was called enjoying "horizontal refreshments."
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  22. "In God We Trust" was declared the U.S.national motto in 1956. It first appeared in 1861 because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War.
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  23. Hurricane Matthew unearthed at least a dozen Civil War cannonballs on Folly Island, South Carolina.
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  24. Mary Walker, a surgeon during the U.S. Civil War, is the only female Medal of Honor recipient.
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  25. During the American Civil War, free black woman Mary Bowser took a job as a servant in the Confederate White House and served as a Union spy.
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  26. The last civil war casualty was Joshua Chamberlain, who died in 1914 from wounds he received at the Siege of Petersberg in 1864.
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  27. During the U.S. civil war, Union soldiers found a copy of the Confederates' plan for the Antietam campaign, yet still lost.
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