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 battle gear of a Confederate soldier – […]
Strange Tales of the American South
Civil War historic stories, ghost stories, folktales and history pages.
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 (and true?) ghost stories.
Kentucky ghost story of two boys on a camping trip that encounter the ghost of a mysterious girl during a lightning storm.
History of Coastal Georgia slavery on Sea Island plantations around the Civil War. Slave descendants would later become the Gullah people.
Chickamauga Battlefield ghosts and hauntings, including Ol’ Green Eyes.
Pivotal Civil War Battle of Pickett’s Mill, Georgia, and a ghost hunt of the battlefield.
History of Ibo Landing, St. Simons Island, Georgia and slavery on Georgia Sea Island plantations around the Civil War. Slave descendants would later become the Gullah people.
Civil War story of Belle Boyd, female Confederate spy.
Chilling ghost story from Alabama of two young girls who discover the tragic secrets behind a Civil War-era haunted house.
Georgia Civil War ghost story about the mysterious “Green Eyes” creature that roams the haunted Chickamauga Battlefield each night.
Civil War relic hunter stumbles across the haunted site of the Battle of New Hope Church. Written by Craig Dominey, told by John Gentile.
Civil War ghost story of a Georgia plantation haunted by a broken heart.
Louisiana ghost story about the well documented hauntings at Myrtles Plantation.
Civil War ghost story of artifact collector has a ghostly encounter with one of the Confederacy’s most famous spies.
Civil War creature story amidst the ruins of post-Civil War Charleston, where a mysterious apothecary builds a marine attraction like no other.