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every mother's son. A common expression that, from the military standpoint, meant every soldier. Confederate prisoners captured at the battle of Chancellorsville were told by one of their captors that "We'll have every mother's son of you before we go away".

From "The Language of the Civil War" by John D. Wright page 105.
 

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every mother's son. A common expression that, from the military standpoint, meant every soldier. Confederate prisoners captured at the battle of Chancellorsville were told by one of their captors that "We'll have every mother's son of you before we go away".

From "The Language of the Civil War" by John D. Wright page 105.
Chancellorsville seems like a strange place for the Yankees to make that kind of boast.

GG Grandfather John M. Carlisle -- Chaplain 7th SC Inf.GG Uncle James H. Carlisle-- signer of the South Carolina Ordinance of SecessionG Grandfather Nathaniel L. McCormick—Private, Battery E 40th [3rd] N C Artillery G Grandfather Thomas M. Bolton – Private, Co. G 19th Va. Inf.G Uncle Dougald McCormick--Private Co. D 46th NC Inf.G Uncle Duncan McCormick – Private, NC Home GuardG Uncle John Alexander McCormick –1st Sgt, Co. B 6th Ms Inf.G Uncle Murdoch McCormick—Private, Ms Home GuardG Uncle James W. Bolton – Private, Co. B (Rives) Nelson Light Artillery (Va.), 1864 Co. G, 19th Va. Inf.G Uncle Albert G. Bolton – Private, Co. F 27th Va. Inf.G Uncle Alexander H. Bolton – Private, Co. D 7th Va. Inf.G Uncle Lindsey C. Bolton – Private, Co. B. 1st Va. ReservesG Uncle Thomas D. Boone – Captain,. Co. F 1st NC Inf. G. Uncle James D. Boone -- Quartermaster sergeant, Co. F 1st NC Inf. G Uncle John W. Boone -- Private, Co. D 59th (4th Cav.) NC, 1st NC Inf. Co. FG Uncle Peter Lindsey Breeden—Captain, Co. E, 4th SC Cav.G Uncle A.J. Breeden – Private, Co. E. 4th SC Cav.Cousins –Daniel McKinnon, Luther McKinnon, John N. McKinnon, McKay McKinnon, Murdoch McKinnon -- all privates in Company E 40th (3rd) NC artillery [heavy]
 

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