Perhaps your history teachers failed to alert you to these Civil War facts: Jefferson Davis nearly got mugged by an angry female mob; Abraham Lincoln loved the Confederate anthem "Dixie," and Paul Revere was a Civil War casualty.
that photo
Henry: That photo of Abe reminds me of something!
Actually
SpearmintFur: The story about Jeff Davis getting "mugged" I have in fact heard. In fact, I heard it yesterday as I've been watching Ken Burn's The Civil War.  
 
In fact, the only ones I haven't heard was the one about Paul Revere and how Mark Twain fired a shot and left.
FoolProof: Is that in fact a fact?