Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Friday Night Concert, Eastern District of Virginia Edition

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on February 23, 2018

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  1. httplendonmurrell said, on February 24, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Have you seen a copy of the book, “The Pictorial Book of anecdotes and incidents of the Rebellion”? 1887
    I am not a historian but happened on this American history, Amy Murrell Taylor speaker about the “The Divided Family in Civil War in America”

  2. J.B. Richman said, on February 25, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    From Wikipedia: “His father was a Jewish immigrant from Russia, whose original surname was Zivotovsky. William Zevon worked as a bookie who handled volume bets and dice games for the notorious Los Angeles mobster Mickey Cohen; he worked for years in Cohen’s Combination, in which he was known as Stumpy Zevon, and was best man at Cohen’s first wedding. Warren’s mother was from a Mormon family and was of English descent.”

    No wonder he wrote such songs!

    • Andy Hall said, on February 25, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      The line in “Mr. Bad Example” about him working in his father’s carpet store is true — the elder Zevon had a carpet store he used as a legit front business for laundering money.


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