History Jokes: Civil war jokes and anecdotes


Funny anecdotes and short stories are a great source of examples in public speeches. This website contains short funny stories, clean jokes and humorous legends of kings and queens, politicians, famous literary figures and artists from many books and sources. The styles of writers from different time periods was preserved - they often enhance the stories in an amusing way. Enjoy and have fun!

Bungtown Riflemen 
Friday, September 28, 2007, 07:19 PM - Civil War jokes and anecdotes
Posted by Court Jester
Sparrowgrass' proposition, that the Home Guard should not leave home except in case of invasion, is equal to the old story of the Bungtown Riflemen, an Ohio military company, whose by-laws consisted of two sections, namely :
- Article First. — This company shall be known as the Bungtown Riflemen.
- Article Second. — In case of war this company shall immediately disband.
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Sentimental poem 
Friday, September 28, 2007, 06:48 PM - Civil War jokes and anecdotes
Posted by Administrator
A Sentimental Young Lady in Northern Georgia indited the following to some of her admirers in the — "Ridgeament":

"'Tis hard for youens to sleep in camp;
'Tis hard for youens to fight;
'Tis hard for youens through snow to tramp;
In snow to sleep at night;
But harder for weans from youens to part,
Since youens have stolen weans hearts."
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Grave Inscription 
Friday, September 28, 2007, 06:41 PM - Civil War jokes and anecdotes
Posted by Administrator
A rebel soldier, after burying a Federal who had been killed during one of those sanguinary engagements which terminated in the retreat of the Union army from before Richmond, fixed a shingle over the grave, bearing this inscription:

“The Yankee hosts with blood-stained hands
Came southward to divide our lands
This narrow and contracted spot
Is all that this poor Yankee got!"

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General Kelley and a Secession Girl 
Friday, September 28, 2007, 06:39 PM - Civil War jokes and anecdotes
Posted by Administrator
When the General was in quest of guerrillas in Western Virginia, he captured a young woman named Sallie Dusky, two brothers of whom were Captains in the rebel army. The General, feeling confident that the girl knew the hiding-places of the guerrillas, had a private conversation with her, and during the interview, having failed to get much satisfaction, he told her, if she would make a clean breast of it, he would give her the chances for a husband of all the young officers in his staff. This failed to bring the information, and Sallie was taken away in charge of Captain Baggs. As she moved away from the General's presence, she asked the Captain if the General was really in earnest in making the last proposition. Baggs assured her that the General was sincere, and that he would have lived up to his promise. The girl assumed a kind of thoughtful manner, and after a short time replied: “Well, I believe I'd about as lief have the old man (meaning the General himself) as any of 'em."
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