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 Posted: Mon Dec 8th, 2008 12:40 am
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I've always been interested in how brigades and regiments on both sides of the Civil War got their "nicknames," and why some (many) never were tagged with any names, just their numbers.

There's the Iron Brigade, of course, and the Bucktails, and I've always been partial to the 151 PA "School Teacher's Regiment" since I'm a teacher. I'm interested in other "nicknamed" units and how they got their nicknames, the stories behind them. I've always wondered if any of them got their nicknames in a negative way, and if any nicknamed themselves. And I'm not really familiar with many Western Theater units' nicknames.

Any thoughts? Any favorites?




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