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Recollections of Army Life With General Lee

Discussion in 'Robert E. Lee' started by Stiles/Akin, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Stiles/Akin

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    Recollections of Army Life With General Lee
    Frank H. Foote 1903
    It was a common sight to see all sorts of re-enforcements to the men's(pants) seats. On a pair of brown or butternut-colored trousers you would see a huge heart, square or star-shaped patch, according to the whim of the owner. Our hats and caps were taken from "our friends, the enemy," and you could see all styles, shapes and makes, generally ornamented with letters denoting the command of the owner. The "alpinehat" or "Excelsior," of New York, was the most common, and were preferred to all others. Caps were not sought after, as they neither turned sun nor rain. Slouch hats are peculiar to the South, and were affected a great deal. We also had palmetto, pine straw and quilted cloth hats. At Petersburg our captain went up to,, Richmond and purchased some thirty-odd hats for his company, paying for the same ninety dollars each. "Oh, what a swell we did cut." They were a drab color, and took well as long as the weather was fine.
     

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    I had an article published by The Company of Military Historians on Richard Oglesby Davidson. He became a "dentist" in post war Waco, TX.
     
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    Our co-member @48th Miss. is a descendant of Frank Foote! His avatar is a photo of his ancestor.
    He will be pleased to read this thread!
     
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    Pretty neat to see this found by others. I have the rough draft as that and other writings were passed down over the years.

    Thanks for the post
     
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