Billy Yank and Johnny Reb by Susan Beller
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Poker and the Civil War: "Nine out of ten play cards for money," wrote one Union soldier. Between battles, Union and Confederate soldiers both gambled frequently, with poker a favorite game. The story of poker in America begins in the south and west, but by April 12, — the day Confederate forces fired on a Union garrison at Fort Sumter in South Carolina to launch the first battle of the Civil War — the game had already found its way both north and east via steamboats, trains, and by other means. The war itself would hasten the spread of the game even more, both during the four years of fighting and afterwards. Many thousands of young men on both sides would be first introduced to poker and other gambling games during those years. As the war turned in the North's favor, their advantage in numbers and resources would also be realized in their access to playing cards.
Billy Yank is usually pictured wearing a regulation Yankee wool uniform that included the fatigue blouse , a light-weight wool coat with an inside pocket and four brass buttons on the front, with a kepi -style forage cap made of wool broadcloth with a rounded, flat top, cotton lining, and leather visor. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. American Civil War portal.
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Lee Army from to The novel is noted for encapsulating most of the major events of the American Civil War , due to Hunter's obvious involvement in them. The "novel" is actually pulled from Hunter's own diaries during the war. He explains his reasons for publishing his accounts in the preface to the novel-. I was so fortunate as to save most of my notes made during the four years of conflict, and in , having no fixed pursuit in life, I spent most of the time in arranging and writing up these incidents of camp life while fresh in my memory. The public have been surfeited with war literature.