Tourists at the Battle of Shiloh historic site stumble across a terrifying cave in this Civil War ghost story from Bill Morris. “Nearly 24,000 men were wounded, killed or captured that day. Nearly 11,000 on our side - brave Johnny Rebs.” The speaker was dressed in the full…
From 1861-1865, the American Civil War ripped the country apart and especially devastated the South. Naturally, many ghost stories and other war tales are set during the Civil War. Some stories like Belle Boyd or the Hell Hole are about actual battles and participants. Other Civil War stories are about real haunted places like Bill Skeetoe's Hole or the infamous Green Eyes creature. The scars of slavery are seen in ghost stories like Chloe, the slave ghost at Myrtles Plantation.
Read our Civil War stories below to travel back into this tumultuous time in American history.
Bizarre yet true Civil War story of one unlucky Confederate soldier, coming home to Tennessee. Written by Kathy Warnes.
The story of Bill Sketoe of Newton, Alabama and the "hole that would not stay filled" is one of Alabama's most famous ghost stories.
Kentucky ghost story of two boys on a camping trip that encounter the ghost of a mysterious girl during a lightning storm.
The Battle of Pickett's Mill was a savage Union loss. Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site is a time capsule from this forgotten battle.