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From: (Vicky Drake)
Subject: Civil War punishment - made to wear a barrel
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 20:52:37 -0700 (MST)


Maybe someone out there can help me. I've been reading pages I copied
while on vacation last week, from a publication called "33rd Virginia
Infantry, The Virginia Regimental Histories Series" (records of this unit
from the Civil War). Tonight as I read the entries I find several persons
who were
"...made to wear a barrel for 3 days." or for some other length of time.

Anyone have any idea what this entailed?

Vicky



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