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 Posted: Tue Jan 23rd, 2007 10:46 pm
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In the most recent Civil War Times magazine there was an article mentioning bullet proof vests. The soldiers who had saved up their money could purchase shields and breast plates from suttlers following the armies. They were typically made of cast iron and were often manufactured by the G&D Cook Company or the Atwater Armor Company.

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