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Confederate Dead: W.O.B. Branch, Earl Van Dorn, J.H. Morgan, W. Barksdale, A.S. Johnston, J.E.B. Stuart, "Stonewall" Jackson, J.S. Bowen, Zollicoffer, L. Tilghman, A.J. Jenkins, Ben McCollough, Leonidas Polk, and G.J. Rains

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Confederate Dead: W.O.B. Branch, Earl Van Dorn, J.H. Morgan, W. Barksdale, A.S. Johnston, J.E.B. Stuart, "Stonewall" Jackson, J.S. Bowen, Zollicoffer, L. Tilghman, A.J. Jenkins, Ben McCollough, Leonidas Polk, and G.J. Rains

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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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