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Strange and obscure stories of the Civil War, (ebook)

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Strange and obscure stories of the Civil War
Title
Strange and obscure stories of the Civil War
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Language
eng
Summary
Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War is an entertaining look at the Civil War stories that don't get told, and the misadventures you haven't read about in history books. Share in all the humorous and strange events that took place behind the scenes of some of the most famous Civil War moments. Picture a pedestal in a public park with no statue on top; Rowland's book explains that when the members of the New York Monument Commission went to hire a sculptor to finish the statue, they were shocked to discover that there was no money left in the agency's accounts to pay for the project. The money for the statue of Dan Sickles had been stolen-stolen by former monument committee chairman Dan Sickles! Brig. Gen. Philip Kearny was the son of a New York tycoon who had helped found the New York Stock Exchange, and who groomed his boy to be a force on Wall Street. The younger Kearny decided his call was to be a force on the field of battle, so despite a law degree and an inheritance of better than $1 million, he joined the U.S. Army and studied cavalry tactics in France. His dashing figure in the saddle earned him the name of Kearny the Magnificent, probably because Kearny rode with a pistol in one hand and a sword in the other while holding the horse's reins in his teeth. This habit proved useful after he lost his left arm in the Mexican War, because he was able to continue to wave his sword with all the menace to which he was accustomed while still guiding his horse
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1960-
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Rowland, Tim
Dewey number
973.7/3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Curiosities and wonders
Target audience
adult
Label
Strange and obscure stories of the Civil War, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781628731002
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12356495
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12356495
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Strange and obscure stories of the Civil War, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781628731002
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12356495
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12356495
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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