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DOG TAGS WERE FIRST CREATED/USED DURING THE CIVIL WAR WHEN THE BODY COUNT WAS PILING UP AND MANY BODIES HAD NO FORM OF IDENTIFICATION ON THEIR PERSON FOR PEOPLE TO LOOK AT. BEFORE THE DOG TAGS WERE ACTUALLY MOLDED (LIKE THE ONE IN THE PICTURE), SOLDIERS IMPROVISED AND WROTE THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION ON A PIECE OF PAPER WHICH WAS PINNED TO THEIR UNIFORM OR ONTO A PERSONAL BELONGING, SUCH AS THEIR KNAPSACKS. (ARMYDOGTAGS.COM) Jaclyn C. March 18th

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Slang Words Used during the American Civil War

Slang Words Used during the American Civil War| Words and phrases have changed over the decades. The way someone expressed themselves could have been acceptable and understood a hundred years ago and not understood today. People change and so does the language. Online is a listing "Civil War Slang" with meanings of some words and phrases, compiled by G. M. Atwater, that date back to the mid-1800s - especially around the time of the American #CivilWar. #slang

On the left is the Army MOH, on the right is the Navy version /Civil War Medals of Honor. The design is similar in design to the Veteran's GAR medal.

A soldier during the Civil War had his life saved by the Bible in his pocket. He wrote to President Lincoln about it, and the President sent him a replacement with the Presidential signature.

General Robert E. Lee personal gear

African American soldiers in World War II

18th Georgia Battle Flag

One of the last photos taken of Abraham Lincoln

Major General J.E.B. Stuart's uniform