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3778Re: [TalkAntietam] shovels for Biv Whack and earthworks

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  • G E Mayers
    Oct 10, 2007
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      Dave;

      IIRC from what I read recently in Civil War Historian, they look
      much the same as those of today but the handles are slightly
      different.

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "david lynn reedy" <pasturedave@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 11:01 AM
      Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] shovels for Biv Whack and earthworks


      > to everyone i am trying to find resoucre material on what types
      > of hand held shovels were used ca. 1800 to 1899
      >
      > thanksz much
      >
      > dave reedy
      >
      > Harry Smeltzer <hjs21@...> wrote:
      > Just so everyone knows, Spell Check was OK with the
      > sentence I wrote. It
      > does not like the word bivouack, however.
      >
      > Harry
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of Harry Smeltzer
      > Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 9:45 AM
      > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Biv Whack
      >
      > I think the K is only used for the past tense. That is, "We
      > bivouacked
      > here" versus "We shall bivouac here".
      >
      > Harry
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
      > yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
      > yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of Stephen Recker
      > Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 8:47 AM
      > To: TalkAntietam@ <mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>
      > yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Biv Whack
      >
      > Thanks. I found it without the k last night on some online
      > dictionary,
      > but can't find it now. Maybe it was a dream.
      >
      > I found 9,850 hits for it without the k on google.com. Hmm.
      >
      > -sjr
      >
      > On Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at 08:15 AM, Thomas Clemens
      > wrote:
      >
      >> Several on-line dictionaries all agreed that it should have
      >> the K for
      >> past tense. I do not have access to OED right now.
      >>
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