Category Archives: Strange Coincidences

When the Student Becomes the Master

´╗┐Most of you probably know that the first shots of the Civil War were fired in the early morning hours of April 12, 1861 at Ft. Sumter. The fort – located off the coast of South Carolina in Charleston Harbor … Continue reading

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  What do Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy have in common? As it turns out the answer is: a whole heck of a lot. Though the two presidents were in power a century apart and ruled over two very … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of Wilmer McLean

The American Civil War was full of strange coincidences and one of the most amazing is the story of Wilmer McLean. The first major land battle of the Civil War, First Manassas, took place in northern Virginia on June 21, … Continue reading

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