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Body, Mind & Spirit Supernatural

Ghost Stories of the Civil War

by (author) Dan Asfar & Edrick Thay

edited by Shelagh Kubish

Lone Pine Media
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Supernatural, Folklore & Mythology, Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2003
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $14.95 USD

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More than 600,000 men died during the Civil War, but the conflict also displaced countless civilians. In this collection, noted authors Dan Asfar and Edrick Thay recount fascinating stories of soldiers, statesmen and star-crossed lovers, both ordinary and extraordinary, whose lingering spirits serve as a testament to America's most devastating war: * Eyewitnesses spot the ghosts of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and Edgar Allan Poe at Fort Monroe, one of the few Union forts in the Confederate South. * In New Orleans, the spirits of General Pierre Beauregard and his fallen soldiers continue to fight the tragic Battle of Shiloh. * An anti-slavery crusader haunts Harpers Ferry, where he staged a munitions raid and was hanged before the war broke out. * ''Old Green Eyes,'' the disembodied head of a fallen soldier, terrifies visitors to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in Georgia. * In the cemetery of a former Ohio war prison, a battalion of Confederate dead rise from their anonymous graves. * An entire chapter explores the many specters of Gettysburg, the war's most infamous battlefield. * For anyone interested in the paranormal, Ghost Stories of the Civil War will prove a chilling and unforgettable treat.

About the authors

Edrick Thay is the author of almost a dozen books. Born in Edmonton, he holds a degree in English literature from Queen's University in Ontario and a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University. An avid traveler and reader, he currently lives in Toronto.An avid traveler and reader, he longs one day to write from a loft in New York City. In the meantime, he busies himself with expanding his CD collection, improving his skills in the kitchen and finding inspiration in the works of Lahiri, Chabon and Murakami.

Dan Asfar's profile page

Diana French was raised on Quadra Island. In 1951 she followed the road west to teach in a one-room school in Chezacut, a community of three ranches twenty miles off the Chilcotin Road. She then married Rob French, the son of Chilcotin pioneers. In 1970 the Frenches settled in Williams Lake and Diana worked as a reporter and later an editor of the Tribune. She is currently on the board of the Open Learning Agency, and is curator of the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin. (Harbour Publishing)

Edrick Thay's profile page

Shelagh Kubish's profile page