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cover of 1864 - "WHEN A LADY LIFTS HER SKIRTS / SHE SHOOTS A BLOODY YANKEE". A tongue-in-cheek Confederate poem about using "chamber lye" to produce gunpowder is included in a satirical Union Army request to establish a quota of recruit urine to be used for nitre production

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Two pages: one page contains a manuscript copy of the poem; the other the satirical request from "S. Peter Adjt" and an equally satirical response from George B. Harris, the Chief of the Bureau of Enlistment for the 28th District, New York. In nice shape. Transcripts will be provided.In 1864, John Haralson, an agent of the Confederacy's Nitre and Mining… Read more
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