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Hoge, Hon., John Blair of W.Va. Delegate to Democratic National Conventions at Charleston, S.C. & Baltimore - 1860. Served in Confederate Army

Hoge, Hon., John Blair of W.Va. Delegate to Democratic National Conventions at Charleston, S.C. & Baltimore - 1860. Served in Confederate Army

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There are not many details distinguishing the Confederates from the Union soldiers in many of portrait photographs - they really were from the same country, the same culture. One of the differences that you do find is the less uniform appearance of Confederates: they are much less standard, often wearing bits and pieces of cast-off Union Army uniforms and often, even weaponry. One thing that’s specific to the Confederates is huge Bowie knives, humorously called ‘Arkansas toothpicks,’ often made by local blacksmiths.

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01/01/1865
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