Civil War Lingo

This Yahoo user has created a series of lists that serve as a dictionary for Civil War lingo. ¬†As you’d expect, there’s some fun to be found in here.

Multiform. A ragged uniform. A sarcastic term used by tattered Confederate soldiers.

News walkers. Soldiers who, on their own initiative, carried news from campfire to campfire.

Stray. A Union soldiers’ tongue-in-cheek term for a domestic hog or fowl that they had stolen.

via Civil War Lingo, Part 3: More Words and Phrases – Yahoo! Voices –

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