Thursday, March 11, 2010

General Sedgwick's Last Words

John Sedgwick, a well-loved general of the Union army, died on May 9, 1864, at the beginning of the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. While his soldiers dove for cover under the fire of the Confederate troops, General Sedgwick stood tall. "I'm ashamed of you, dodging that way," he said to hearten his men. "They couldn't hit an elephant at this distan-" He was promptly shot just below his left eye and died.

The War Between the States, the War of Northern Aggression, the Southern Rebellion, Mr. Lincoln's War - however you may refer to it, we have books about it. The Curious Book Shop has recently received a large collection of Civil War-related books, featuring a variety of voices, perspectives, and authorities on the subject.

Below is a small sampling of the Civil War books that we currently have in stock.

Come into the shop to find the anecdotes, like that of the unfortunate General Sedgwick, that make history interesting.

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