Fictional Stories Passed On About Civil War

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As a youth visiting my grandparents who lived near Gettysburg, I was told many stories about this battle. However, some stories, I later learned were pure hogwash, as they say. One such story, which stuck with me because of its poignancy, concerned the death of General Reynolds. It was told to me that the General upon being struck by the deadly bullet uttered these last words: "Egad, I am killed!".
It may be of interest to hear about some other fictitious Civil War statements and/or incidents that have been passed along.
 

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