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10 Things You May Not Know About the Civil War (pt. 3)

Time to wrap up our little series of curious facts and dispelled myths about the Civil War. Let’s start by recapping the first seven items on our list:

1. The first death in the Civil War was an accident.
2. The first non-accidental deaths in the War were not in combat.
3. The first true combat death was all because of a cow.
4. The War was largely brought about by one man’s Oedipal complex.
5. Northerners were racists, too.
6. The Emancipation Proclamation didn’t do what you think it did.
7. The end of the War did not mean the end of slavery.

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