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    Though it was kind of an interesting western fed photo ...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=13704
    Last edited by paulcalloway; 02-04-2004, 12:11 AM. Reason: adding photo
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    [SIZE="1"][i][U][B][COLOR="DimGray"]In Proud Memorium:[/COLOR][/B][/U]
    [B]Pvt. James Swingler Chandler (3x Great Grandfather)
    [/B]Co. H, 111th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
    [B]Pvt. John D. Linthicum (4x Great Grandfather)
    [/B]Co. F, 118th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
    [B]Pvt. Martin Van Buren Straight (3x Great Grandfather)
    [/B]Co. E, 23rd Missouri Volunteer Infantry
    [B]Cpl. Andreas Schoen (3x Great Grandfather)
    [/B]Co. A, 30th Missouri Volunteer Infantry
    [B]Pvt. Madison Burke (3x Great Grandfather)
    [/B]Battery B, 1st Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery
    [B]Pvt. Eli Bell (4x Great Grandfather)
    [/B]Co. C, 31st Alabama Infantry[/i][/SIZE]

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    Re: 118 Ohio

    Hope everyone has seen the sad spectacle of a huge number of 118th OVI letters going one at a time on E-bay. Once again a greedy SOB breaks up the memories of an American vet, this time KIA around Atlanta.
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    • #3
      Re: 118 Ohio

      Yeah, I've seen them. I've actually been debating starting a PayPal based fund for those interested in contribute, and then getting together (perhaps in the A/C chatroom or elsewhere) to decide on what to spend the funds on; the purpose of the donations being to raise enough money to purchase these items from private collectors and then sell/present them to museums where they should be.

      If anyone would infact be interested in supporting an endeauvor of that nature, let me know and I'll get started on it right away.
      [SIZE="4"][B][COLOR=RoyalBlue]Eric Michael Burke[/COLOR][/B][/SIZE]
      [B][I][SIZE="2"][COLOR="SlateGray"]"BLACKJACK!"[/COLOR][/SIZE][/I][/B]
      [I][URL="http://www.saltriverrifles.com"]Salt River Rifles[/URL][/I]

      [URL="http://xvcorps.blogspot.com/"]Forty Rounds: Fifteenth Army Corps, 1862-1865[/URL], Blog Owner.

      [SIZE="1"][i][U][B][COLOR="DimGray"]In Proud Memorium:[/COLOR][/B][/U]
      [B]Pvt. James Swingler Chandler (3x Great Grandfather)
      [/B]Co. H, 111th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
      [B]Pvt. John D. Linthicum (4x Great Grandfather)
      [/B]Co. F, 118th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
      [B]Pvt. Martin Van Buren Straight (3x Great Grandfather)
      [/B]Co. E, 23rd Missouri Volunteer Infantry
      [B]Cpl. Andreas Schoen (3x Great Grandfather)
      [/B]Co. A, 30th Missouri Volunteer Infantry
      [B]Pvt. Madison Burke (3x Great Grandfather)
      [/B]Battery B, 1st Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery
      [B]Pvt. Eli Bell (4x Great Grandfather)
      [/B]Co. C, 31st Alabama Infantry[/i][/SIZE]

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      • #4
        Re: 118 Ohio

        Hi,

        Yes, I've seen this image and the 118th OVI letters too. What was particularly interesting about the photo is that it also appears to show the man's shirt collar turned under. This seems to have been a pretty common practice so as to a) cut down on dirty collars (perhaps with inspections in mind) and/or b) increase air circulation around the neck during hot weather--in short, create a sort of "t-shirt."

        There is a well-known photo in the Library of Congress collections showing several officers of the 114th PVI sitting around a table smoking and playing cards. The officer on the right also has his shirt collar tucked in and his undershirt is clearly visible.

        Regards,

        Mark Jaeger
        Regards,

        Mark Jaeger

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        • #5
          Re: 118 Ohio

          Originally posted by markj
          Hi,

          Yes, I've seen this image and the 118th OVI letters too. What was particularly interesting about the photo is that it also appears to show the man's shirt collar turned under. This seems to have been a pretty common practice so as to a) cut down on dirty collars (perhaps with inspections in mind) and/or b) increase air circulation around the neck during hot weather--in short, create a sort of "t-shirt."

          There is a well-known photo in the Library of Congress collections showing several officers of the 114th PVI sitting around a table smoking and playing cards. The officer on the right also has his shirt collar tucked in and his undershirt is clearly visible.

          Regards,

          Mark Jaeger
          Mark

          I am begining to think the shirt collar thing is just a period fashion thing. Every now and then I come across an image of a US CS or civilian from the period doing this. Maybe we should start a tucked under photo thread.
          Robert Johnson

          "Them fellers out thar you ar goin up against, ain't none of the blue-bellied, white-livered Yanks and sassidge-eatin'forrin' hirelin's you have in Virginny that run atthe snap of a cap - they're Western fellers, an' they'll mighty quick give you a bellyful o' fightin."



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