Battlefield Dispatches No. 234: ‘Shut of Rebel Women’

One of the fascinating things about the English language, especially here in the United States is that there are many dialectal expressions that are indigenous to specific regions.

In Missouri, the famous folklorist Vance Randolph documented many of these expressions and words in his numerous books. It is rare however, to find any of these expressions in the “official after action reports” of the Civil War.

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