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RE: [TalkAntietam] Nicknames

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  • grabilljs@hqmc.usmc.mil
    Teej: Sorry for the confusion, I meant the actual names the sojers had for one another, like Big John or Stumpy etc. I m also trying to find any
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      Teej:

      Sorry for the confusion, I meant the actual names the sojers had for one
      another, like "Big John" or "Stumpy" etc. I'm also trying to find any
      "official" recognition of same, such as using the nickname at company roll
      call.

      Jason

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Teej Smith [mailto:teej@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 7:32 AM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Nicknames


      > grabilljs@... wrote:
      >
      > Group:
      >
      > Are there any references to soldiers nicknames during the period we
      > are speaking of, specifically, from Cedar Mountain onwards? Union or
      > Confederate, but I'm trying to concentrate on the Confed. side; and
      > more interested in the Private soldier than the "big bugs". I'm
      > attempting to do some research on this, to discover exactly how
      > prevelant the practice was. Any help would be much appreciated!

      Jason,

      Not sure what it is you're after here. Do you mean nicknames for
      soldiers as a whole i.e. "fresh fish" or individual nicknames like "Big
      John?" In the case of the latter the best place to look for those would
      be in private correspondence where the editor might note the author is
      referring to Pvt _____ ______.

      Teej




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