Do places where violent deaths occur somehow absorb the horror, only to conjure up images that haunt the living for generations to come? Many people believe that this can indeed happen; above all, in the context of that manmade phenomenon that reaps so great a toll in so short a time: War. Haunted U.S. Battlefields takes us on a spine-tingling tour of America's most legendary spectral scenes of human struggle—from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, from the Indian Wars to World War II and beyond.
As America's bloodiest conflict, the Civil War has yielded the greatest number of ghostly sightings. Hence, most of the twenty-five battlefield legends this book relates are from this era—whether the myriad strange spectral happenings associated with Gettysburg, or this war's lesser known but equally tragic events.
Mary Beth Crain is a journalist, editor and author whose personal memoir, A Widow, A Chihuahua and Harry Truman (HarperSanFrancisco, 2000) was a Los Angeles Times bestseller, and whose book, Guardian Angels (Running Press, 2004) has sold over 150,000 copies. A long-time believer, through personal experience, in the paranormal, as well as a Civil War buff, Mary Beth has thoroughly enjoyed researching and writing Haunted U.S. Battlefields, and hopes to meet a military ghost or two one of these days.
Troy Taylor lives in Decatur, Illinois and is the founder of the American Ghost Society. He is the author of more than 80 books on hauntings and unexplained phenomena.