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Subject: Odd History Civil War
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 20:08:23 EDT
"During three days of fighting at Gettysburg, opposing forces suffered an
estimated 51,000 casualties. By Sunday, July 5, 1863, the abandoned battlefield
was dotted with souvenir hunters. Among them were two small boys whose
attention was attracted by an abandoned rifle that seemed to be in perfect
condition. Looking it over, the older of the pair accidentally pulled the trigger.
That shot made the three year old Edward Woods the youngest person to die as a
result of the mammoth conflict."