civil-war-deaf-fact-or-myth

For many historians, Civil War never bores them. And Civil War sites
continue to be huge tourist attractions.
There is an enduring Civil War tale – that a deaf soldier from the
Union Army met up with a deaf soldier from the Confederate Army somewhere
on the battlefield. Instead of attacking each other, they were chatting
amicably in sign language.
The Union Army officers caught both socializing and they weren’t too
thrilled about it and that this matter was brought to the attention of
President Abraham Lincoln.
President Lincoln refused to reprimand the deaf Union solder. Yes, is
the same Lincoln that signed the bill that authorized the opening of
Gallaudet University.