Confederate president Jefferson Davis was captured near Irwinville, Georgia in May of 1865 by members of the Fourth Michigan Cavalry and First Wisconsin Cavalry.
Georgia governor Joseph E. Brown worked to overcome the weapon shortage in the South. He ordered the production of tens of thousands of iron-tipped pikes (similar to a spear) for the Georgia troops. The useless weapons became known as "Joe Brown's pikes."
Union General George G. Meade's valiant horse was named 'Baldy'. The 'Old Baldy' moniker was not used until Meade dies in 1872.
'We hear cannon booming [near the coast] by the hour, and they say the Yankees are going to play the very devil with our ducks. I think I can detect a faint smell of powder in the breeze, and I fell a strange desire to go into some hole or other.... If I only had some good spirits, now, to take every morning, I think I could stand it very well. Please send be some on receipt of this. (N.B. Mark the box "Drugs, care Surgeon 2d Batt. Ala. Vols.") Our major is sharp as a brier, and down on brandy like a duck on a June-bug.
~ an Alabama volunteer's request for alcohol
and a word of warning on how to ship it