In the many strange stories of the American Civil War that don't appear in any history books, ghost soldiers haunt long-forgotten battlefields, phantom drummer boys rap out audible rhythms on invisible drums, and the spirits of the executed abolitionists still pursue their righteous crusade.
You'll find these and other accounts of the shadowy side of the War Between the States in Ghosts and Haunts of the Civil War, a compilation of unexplained phenomena rooted in history and as real as the numerous witnesses who have reported them. Like the war itself, these eerie descriptions of spirit sightings and ghostly reenactments involve people from all walks of life, soldiers and civilians, slaves and owners, celebrities and ordinary people.
Read about the disembodied voice that goaded Nat Turner to lead the slave uprising that some consider the first supernatural shot in the war. In the account of southern senator John C. Calhoun's abrupt decision to support the Union, you'll find out about a midnight visitation from the specter of George Washington and Calhoun's escape from the taint of treason in the afterlife. And the spirit of Abraham Lincoln looms large in reports of his premonition of his own death and in tales of the ghosts of his assassins, who still have not been laid to rest.
Even the most skeptical reader will agree that the past is not dead when it provides the lively accounts of uncanny experience that make up Ghosts and Haunts of the Civil War.