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The U.S. Civil War had a Balloon Corps established by Abraham Lincoln.
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.
If you were drafted during the American Civil War you could legally pay someone else $300 to go in your place.
Soccer player Didier Drogba is credited with brokering a cease-fire in his home country of Ivory Coast that brought a five-year civil war to an end.
American Civil War soldiers had a code of honor that forbade shooting at men while they were pooping.
Spain was neutral in WW1 and WW2, but experienced a civil war (1936-1939) which killed over 500,000 people.
Sideburns are named after American Civil War General, General Burnside.
Nelson Mandela has a cameo in the 1992 movie “Malcolm X” as a teacher reciting one of the civil rights activist’s speeches.
More than 600 women dressed as men in order to fight in the American Civil War.
The last surviving Civil War widow didn’t pass away until 2008. She married an 86-year-old veteran when she was only 19.
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.
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.
There are more black men in prison today than there were black male slaves before the American Civil War.
2 out of 3 Civil War deaths occurred from disease rather than battle.
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.
The Confederate general Stonewall Jackson was accidentally shot by his own men during a major American Civil War battle.
In 1967, the Nigerian Civil War ground to a halt for two days because both sides wanted to watch soccer player Pele in an exhibition match.
When notified of his selection for the Nobel , Martin Luther King Jr. announced he would turn over the prize money to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.
During the American Civil War, Generals were 50% more likely to die in combat than Privates.
Nearly 1 in 10 soldiers who fought in the Civil War were African-American.