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U.S. Civil War
"These Rebs had some strange ways of expressing themselves. Here are some of these unique expressions."
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During the Civil War, every Confederate infantryman was required to have '40 dead men' before going into battle. What were '40 dead men'?
A blanket roll, haverack and canteen
A full cartridge box
You're a veteran of Antietam and have seen your share of minor skirmishes. What would you call a brand new regiment with untried recruits?
"Ole Jimboy just got mustered out yesiday". What probably happened to Ole Jimboy?
His enlistment expired
He was killed
He was wounded
The 8th Tennessee was full of 'pie eaters'! What were 'pie eaters'?
Who was someone who was wearing 'chicken guts' on their sleeves?
What did the men call the despised tarred knapsack?
A mule pack
During the Civil War, what were 'lucifers'?
A smoking pipe
A branding iron
What did it mean to 'open the ball' on someone?
Fall in for inspection
Start a fight
Going to a dance
When someone 'skedaddled', what did they just do?
Have some grub
If it were payday and you were headed to 'robbers row', where were you headed?
To see your company commander
To see a 'laundress'
To see a sutler
To a card or dice game
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