1. Someone tried to assassinate Abraham Lincoln more than once.
2. Brothers Chang and Eng Bunker lost most of their fortune during the Civil War.
3. George Armstrong Custer.
4. Because of the invention of the telegraph and the expansion of newspapers, people were able to know what was happening during the War.
5. One-third of the Union Army soldiers were immigrants.
6. Over 600,000 people died during the Civil War.
7. Gettysburg wasn't the most bloody battle. There were many other more bloody battles, including the Battle of Shiloh and the Battle of Antietam.
8. Almost 56,000 soldiers died in prison camps. The most notorious camp was Camp Sumter in Georgia, known as Andersonville Prison.
9. Nearly 40 percent of Civil War dead could not be able to be identified.
10. Harper's Weekly was the most widely read journal in the USA, which began publishing in 1857.
11. Amputation was a regular practice to cure injured limbs because there were no antibiotics at the time.
12. There was no anesthesia, so doctors and nurses had to use other things such as ether, chloroform, and even alcohol, to make the surgery proceed.
13. More than 85 percent of eligible African-Americans in the Northern states were enlisted soldiers.
14. Partly because there was no minimum enlistment age in the Southern States, when people enlisted, about 20 percent of Confederate troops were under the age of 18.
15. During the Civil War, women were not allowed to enlist. However, many women desired to fight for their home. About 400 female soldiers participated in the war.
When we travel to a new country, what we think ordinary seems a huge offense to other social norms. Not caring about it will get us in trouble. Here are a few weird laws to watch out for.
16. The Civil War is valued to have cost the country more than $6 billion, which equates to approximately $150 billion today.
Feeding pigeons in St. Mark's Square is not welcome in Venice. The locals do not want to see their beloved buildings dotted with pigeon droppings. If you offend it twice, You have to face a fine of up to $ 600.
17. Arlington National Cemetery sits on the land that once was owned by Robert E. Lee, who was the leader of the Confederate Army.
A French driver is legally required to carry a used breathalyzer with them. The requirement also works for the tourist. You will be imposed a fine of ???11 once caught without the gadget.