It Happened in the Civil War – (It Happened In Series)
by Michael R. Bradley
This compelling collection of true anecdotes from America’s Civil War offers a lively look at thirty unusual, little-known, and bizarre incidents that impacted the course of the war.
Many of the events from the Civil War are well known – the Battle of Gettysburg, the death of “Stonewall” Jackson, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. But do you know the whole story? It Happened in the Civil War provides inside information on these events as well as lesser-known happenings. Do you know the story behind the Hunley, the first submarine to destroy a surface ship in warfare? Or the daring prison escape of John Hunt Morgan? Or the story behind Lincoln’s favorite song?
You’ll find out as author Michael R. Bradley takes you behind the scenes of the Civil War.Along the way you’ll read about rebel soldiers forced to make gunpowder from urine, the execution of an innocent man who volunteered to take the place of his brother, America’s bizarre first “air force,” and the efforts of one nurse determined to find out what happened to sixty-two thousand Union soldiers missing in action.
In an easy-to-read style that is entertaining as well as informative, It Happened in the Civil War presents some of the most captivating moments from the Civil War.
Series: It Happened In Series
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: TwoDot; 1st edition (March 1, 2002)
About the Author
Professor Michael R. Bradley lives in Tullahoma, Tennessee, on the former picket line of a Civil War fort. In addition to authoring five other books on the Civil War and many articles and papers, he is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Southern Historical Association, American Association of University Professors, and the Society for Military History.