27956Re: Help with research paper
- Apr 1 5:56 PM--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, Craig Williams <sgtwarner@...> wrote:
>That one comes from the Civil War. The original "Galvanized Yankees"
> Galvanizing - see cross dressing
were Confederate POW's who enlisted in the Union Army to avoid prison
camp and were sent out west to man frontier outposts and fight the
Indians. For reenactors, "galvanizing" usually means throwing on a
coat and hat of the opposing side to even up the numbers in a tactical
rather than putting on a whole new impression.
> Civilwargasm; This was coined in a book which if memory serves wasThat was a good book. What they actually did on a "Civil Wargasm" was
> called "Confederates in the Attic" and referred to getting all geared
> up and going as close to 100% period correct for an extended period
> of time.
put on period garb and go on a several day road trip to hit as many
Civil War sites as possible, drinking large amounts of caffeine and
sugar and eating fast food the whole way, and either sleeping in the
car or sneaking into a historical site at night to sleep on the
original ground. I suppose this would have an effect on your mind
after a couple of days.
Andrew Bateman, 41st Foot
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