Seven Civil War stories your teacher never told you





Perhaps your history teachers failed to alert you to these Civil War facts: Jefferson Davis nearly got mugged by an angry female mob; Abraham Lincoln loved the Confederate anthem "Dixie," and Paul Revere was a Civil War casualty.

The Civil War, in addition to being among the defining moments of U.S. history, is also the source of some bizarre and surprisingly cool trivia.

1. Lincoln's first solution to slavery was a fiasco

2. Hungry ladies effectively mugged Jefferson Davis

3. The Union used hot air balloons and submarines

4. "Dixie" was only a northern song

5. Paul Revere was at Gettysburg



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