Chicken Guts

Yesterday, Dimitri Rotov made my day by calling “the Union war effort” “jiggery-pokery.” Ha! This was in reference to my mention of Bruce Catton’s word for it – slapdash – in my post here. I went in search of Civil War slang. This was my favorite find although I’m not entirely sure how to put it in a sentence. […]

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A Slapdash War

A common theme among authors I have read this term who have written about the experiences of Civil War soldiers is the informality with which the war was conducted. Historian Bruce Canton called it “slapdash.” Now there’s a word we don’t use much today. I looked it up. Here’s Princeton’s take: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Slapdash adjective – […]

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