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Topic: Bedlam 2020

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Re: Bedlam 2020
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2020, 08:03:05 AM »

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Even back then, eh?


Did LSU adopt "Tigers" for its sports teams because of the Civil War?  Some unit like Wheat's Tigers--something like that?

Did Confederate captains wear bars?
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Re: Bedlam 2020
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2020, 11:27:20 AM »

Did LSU adopt "Tigers" for its sports teams because of the Civil War?  Some unit like Wheat's Tigers--something like that?
sshhh, if that ever gets out they'll have to change the name and the mascot
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Re: Bedlam 2020
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2020, 01:03:51 PM »
Even back then, eh?


Did LSU adopt "Tigers" for its sports teams because of the Civil War?  Some unit like Wheat's Tigers--something like that?

Did Confederate captains wear bars?
That's what I've heard, but I'm certainly no historian. 

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Re: Bedlam 2020
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2020, 06:43:31 PM »
Wheat's Tigers, a.k.a. Louisiana Zouaves.

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Re: Bedlam 2020
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2020, 05:49:20 AM »
Even back then, eh?


Did LSU adopt "Tigers" for its sports teams because of the Civil War?  Some unit like Wheat's Tigers--something like that?

Did Confederate captains wear bars?
Yes, three bars on their collars.

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Re: Bedlam 2020
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2020, 08:45:18 AM »
Wow, those are some serious pantaloons.


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Re: Bedlam 2020
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2020, 12:47:45 PM »
no chafing, but watch yerself running through the Briars 
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Re: Bedlam 2020
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2020, 12:47:28 PM »
Wow, those are some serious pantaloons.


Early in the war, various regiments attempted to feature "flowery" uniforms to attract recruits, usually mimicking some French outfit or tradition because of Napoleon.

There were several cases of mistaken identity as a unit from the other side was confused with friend, or vice versa.  The Confederates often would recover Union uniforms to replace their own after battle because theirs might be in tatters, but they'd turn the top part inside out or get it dirty.  Boots of course were highly prized, and Union backpacks, and things like coffee.



 

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