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    Default Confederate sharpshooter pic. ( Gettysburg )

    Hey all

    Was looking at this pic that we've all seen dozens of times .. When I noticed his uniform coat. Does that look like a Frock to anyone else with a pocket outside. The skirt clearly extends past the last button.

    Peter Griebel

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    Unless my memory is playing tricks it is indeed a frock and I believe it is clearly visible in the other images taken of the soldier before they moved his body to that location for the "sharpshooter" photo.
    Jake Koch
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    People smarter than myself who have done the research have found that there were issues of Confederate frocks with a large patch pocket on the breast before the campaign to CS units in the ANVs I Corps at least, which were engaged in that area. Don't know all the details off the cuff.
    Tom Scoufalos

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    The site below put forth the arguement, with some conviction, that the soldier was moved from the wall to the other position: http://www.jamescgroves.com/henry/summary.htm

    Randolph Ubben

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    I remember reading that arguement a few years ago, found it persuasive and being laughed into silence by others who were convicted that the ONLY way he could have been moved is to the wall. I wasn't there, so I'm willing to take input...
    Rob Weaver
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    I honestly didn't know which spot he was moved from was A and which was B, I just knew that he was moved!
    Jake Koch
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodreb View Post
    The site below put forth the arguement, with some conviction, that the soldier was moved from the wall to the other position: http://www.jamescgroves.com/henry/summary.htm

    Randolph Ubben
    Thank you for posting this! It is great to see these "set in stone" ideas revisited.

    Dan

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