Today, April 12, 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the first shots fired in the American Civil War.
During 2011 into early 2012 there will be several informative, reflective and accumlative books published to honor the anniversary. Civil War enthusiasts realize that there are still facts, tidbits, and miscelleny they have yet to discover, and are always on the search for more information and facts.
- Did you know that Millions of people visit the 23 national Civil War parks visitor centers in the United States every year and more than 1.1 million visit Gettysburg annually?
- There are thirteen steps to loading a Civil War revolver.
- The Civil War accounted for roughly as many American deaths as all American deaths in other U.S. wars combined.
The first book we would like to highlight for you in this year of refelction on the Civil War, is A Pocket History of the Civil War; Citizen Soldiers, Bloody Battles, and the Fight for America’s Future by Martin Graham.
Martin Graham, former editor of Blue & Gray Magazine has brought together a unique collection of facts, trivia, and stories about America’s defining moment. Published in honor of the 150th Anniversary.
Miscellanies have been defined as ‘collections of useless information that is essential to know.’ This new edition to the genre will satisfy reader lust for Civil War trivia just as sesquicentennial celebrations get underway.