Presidential and Civil War Trivia

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Pay no attention to what the critics say; There has never been a statue erected to a critic.

— Jean Sibelius


I like to watch CSPAN's history coverage. During a recent program, I heard an historian say that John Tyler (US President from 1841 to 1845) still had two grandchildren alive − a statement that floored me. I was able to confirm that statement. While researching Tyler's grandchildren, I also saw a couple of Civil War facts that surprised me. Here is what I learned:

I guess the US is still a young country, at least in some ways. Also, it is amazing how long some government programs last −the US Civil War ended in 1865.

 
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