Books, Encyclopedia of Civil War Usage: An Illustrated Compendium of the Everyday Language of Civil War Soldiers and Civilians
Gumps! Wharf Lice! Ditch Hunters! Though it’s reasonably clear that those terms are insults, few people today have any idea what they mean. Like much of the language used in the 1860’s, these expressions have vanished from everyday speech. This comprehensive volume will delight the historian, the writer, and the reenactor. Now in paperback.