CIVIL (WAR) BEHAVIOR
Yes, most everyone knows the details of the Gettysburg Address or the Battle of Antietam. But there’s always a back story. Maryland outdoorsman, humorist and historian Tim Rowland has penned “Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War,” published by Skyhorse and on bookshelves Sept. 27.
These are the Civil War stories and misadventures that “don’t get told,” Mr. Rowland says — like the number of horses killed in conflict, the “medieval slugfest” that was the Battle of Franklin, Tenn., an analysis of the role coffee played in the Northern victory and this particular vignette:
“Two women successfully posed as men and served as soldiers, until they made a major mistake — they got drunk and fell in a creek, which attracted the attention of the authorities.”