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    Was it common place in the 24th Iowa to stencil unit identification and name on their rifle slings? Was this done in other Iowa units?

    http://www.angelfire.com/oh3/civilwa...114webcat.html

    http://www.angelfire.com/oh3/civilwa...4WebCat-14.jpg

    "Our full standing Yankee is well equipped and holding his Enfield musket upright at his side. Clearly visible on the rifle sling is his name and company affiliation which he stenciled on the sling. It reads “S. R. MACKRILL CO. K” A search of the data bases finds him easily. He is Samuel R. Mackrill Residence Jones County Iowa 24 years old. Enlisted on 8/8/1862 as a Private.

    On 9/6/1862 he mustered into “K” Co. 24th Iowa Infantry He was Mustered Out on 7/17/1865 at Savannah, GA. The regiment saw combat at Port Gibson, Champion’s Hill, Vicksburg, Jackson Miss., Sabine Cross Roads, etc… Image is housed in a nice thermoplastic image case showing only light wear."
    Respectfully Yours,

    Peter Masters
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