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Posted By: Dave Bock on: 06/08/2002 07:45:29 CDT
Subject: RE: Form 13 signal Hand Receipt

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About right:

Dispatch books
Dispatch blanks--Not blocks

Tap borers--not top borers

do is, of course, ditto.

Story in the infantry: the term "doughboy" is credited with being an invention of the Great War. Some say that it was due to the issue of "soft" bread over the Hardtack.

But, in the sources I have it is clearly referenced that the Civil War Infantryman was also referred to as "doboy" or "doughboy". This from just after the war.

This came from the practice, in the muster rostors of listing the officers followed by the Non-Commissioned or Warrant officers first. Then the Privates. The first few might be listed as "private" but then all the others had do. after their name. Hence, doboys.

Just an aside.

I see I may want to blow up the form 13. In truth, I use an 11 X 17 version of it. You should be able to do the same as the scan is 600 DPI. Try blowing it up in your Acrobat reader and then printing. Or you can take it to a copy shop and have it blown up.

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