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    Burned his Thumb Off at No. 3 - Pvt. Judson Porter of the Troup Artillery

    A "thumb stall," such as the one pictured above, is worn by No. 3 of a gun crew to "stop the vent" on a hot cannon. As I understand it, blocking the vent prevents air from being sucked into the barrel through the vent hole and accidentally reigniting hot embers from the previous shot. Here's a...
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    "Jeems, oh, Jeems, did you hear that ar shell?" - Troup Artillery Carlton's Battery Georgians

    "Jeems, oh, Jeems, did you hear that ar shell? Begolly, it went jest like a kivy of Georgia patriges." Two guns of the Troup Artillery [Carlton's Battery] were in the middle of the Telegraph road near Fredericksburg, Va., firing cannister [sic] shot at the Yankees who were very near and...
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    Charlie - Little Dog of the Troup Artillery (Ga)

    Source of painting: http://www.jackmasters.net/troup/charlie.html On Memorial Day, May 26,1911, George Baber Atkisson*, a Private of the Troup Artillery (Capt. Henry H. Carlton's battery), memorialized Charlie, the little dog who "enlisted" into the unit on August 1, 1861, on the march, at...
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