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A Raw Recruit's War Experiences

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Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,464 / 48 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.9
LoC Categories: E, CT
Downloads: 498
Added to site: 2010.04.18
mnybks.net#: 27391
Genre: History
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hatham street, in New York, there were, among other things, family Bibles, pocket Testaments, prayer-books and dictionaries, Pilgrim's Progress, Old Farmer's Almanac, photograph and autograph albums, ambrotypes and daguerreotypes, diaries, razors, mirrors of various sizes, boxes of blacking, button-hooks, collars and cuffs, corkscrews, tooth powder, brushes for the hair, teeth and boots, whisk brooms, clothing and hat brushes, combs, shaving utensils, slippers, clothes-wringers, frying-pans and patent coffee-pots, soap, towels, napkins, pins, needles and thread, buttons of various dimensions, boots and shoes, both thick and thin, hair oil and pomade, matches, pipes, tobacco, plug and fine cut, rolls of linen bandages and bundles of lint, Pain Killer, Jamaica ginger, Seidlitz powders, pills, cayenne pepper, and almost everything else but umbrellas. Then there were the equipments provided by the government,--haversack, canteen, cartridge box and sixty rounds of cartridges, not to mention the musket,--until our

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