Here's a page listing the 4th regiment US infantry during the American Civil War. Partway down, we see the entry "Alden Bates , Company B,H - Private".
So not only is time travel possible, but sometime in the future, I will go back in time and fight in the American civil war.
Shame it doesn't mention what happens to me.
Mental note 1: Pack uzi. Heck, pack two
Mental note 2: why the heck do I end up fighting in the American civil war
Mental note 3: Yaaaaay, new Massive Attack album in February
Mental note 4: buy more magnets for mental fridge
Mental note 5: Go to bed. Now.
Mental note 6: Now, damn you.