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 Posted: Mon Dec 31st, 2007 04:43 pm
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"Stealing" is such a harsh word.... I believe it's called foraging when it's authorized. And it costs you a wink and half a chicken when it isn't. 8^P



 Posted: Mon Dec 31st, 2007 06:33 pm
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you may wish to check http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/index.html they have listings of almost all regimental histories. The veteran's asociation may also help with information on his records and unit. good luck/



 Posted: Mon Dec 31st, 2007 07:47 pm
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"Stealing" is such a harsh word....
I like "liberating." Although no one asked the chicken her opinion. Maybe "confiscating"?

Rassling with this one, but I can't resist. When you see a blue jacket with red piping, you know the branch of service it represents. When you see a cavalry jacket and trousers, what is the trim color?

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 Posted: Mon Dec 31st, 2007 08:40 pm
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I'd say it's a "captured" chicken.....



 Posted: Mon Dec 31st, 2007 11:03 pm
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That's it, Albert! Contraband.

Thanks.

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Ole.. Are you hinting that the color of cav is yellow and therefore cavmen are cowards??



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Well, as the old saying goes, "If you ain't cav, you ain't"

Ole, red piping's for those folks who have trouble with math. 8^P The piping for mounted forces during the Civil War depended on the regiment. After the congressional orders that made all mounted regiments "cavalry", the official piping color would be cavalry yellow. However, soldiers within the regiments were able to wear uniforms with their old piping (orange for dragoons, green for the mounted rifles) until they wore out. So the piping could be one of three.

I do have to admit, though, that the shoulderboards on my dress blues are yellow. Then again, the entire army now uses yellow stripes on the trousers. I prefer to think of that as enlightenment.

I agree, contraband would be the correct term for the chicken. That way, when the chicken has been obtained, it has been liberated, and there's no need to give up half because no standing orders have been violated.

Lobo, what are you trying to say? 8^P



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Ole.. Are you hinting that the color of cav is yellow and therefore cavmen are cowards??
The thought never occurred to me.:shock:

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More so, it is liberating the chicken from the oppressive and obvious intent of its (previous) prison warden.  Cleaqrly the intent their is to ingest the chicken itself or to kidnap and consume its get. 

Some infantry and a very few artillery argue many points about the referenced action, but then... they choose to walk.  That alone gives cause to wonder about their judgement while the cavalry rises above the grime and dust that soils the glorious blue piping of the infantry.:D



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Well, I never saw a dead cavalryman!!!



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Of course not, Albert.  After all, they're out there on picket all the time.  The infantry would have to actually leave their campfires in between battles to see the cavalry in action.  :P

This has led us a good ways from Fuller's request for help with the 78th OVVI, though.

Have any of you heard of heritagequest?  I just found it the other day, and it looks like it could be really helpful for genealogical searches.  There's a good post on it on Brian Downey's Behind Antietam on the Web (can't remember the link).  Newspaper accounts and all kinds of other stuff, might really help ou out, Fuller.



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Some infantry and a very few artillery argue many points about the referenced action, but then... they choose to walk.  That alone gives cause to wonder about their judgement while the cavalry rises above the grime and dust that soils the glorious blue piping of the infantry.:D

well said there G !!! :cool:

besides Why walk when you can ride. LOL

Sorry for the thread hijack but it is SOOO fun. guilty pleasures


 oh and a captured chicken while stolen, contraband or conscripted is still one of three things Breakfast, lunch or Dinner and that is the real issue to hungry troopers.

Last edited on Thu Jan 3rd, 2008 02:41 pm by younglobo



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