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  • They’re spies. They served in Hooker’s Division.

  • Robert Moore Dec 2, 2008

    Well, let’s see, the piping on that one jacket looks pink. Hmm, I wonder what branch of the service that might represent. All of them have “cat guts” on their sleeves too, but no officer rank on the collars. May be those gals from smoky row in Nashville, but then, from what I remember, the smoky row gals provided horizontal entertainment for the boys in blue. Darn, I’m stumped! Sort of reminds me of those robogals in Austin Powers.

  • Phil LeDuc Dec 2, 2008

    Wow! I watched an episode of HBO’s “Deadwood” the other night in which the appropriately named Al Swearingen, when asked who he was with in the war, replied “C********r Brigade, in command of the famous all-w***e detachment.”
    And I thought he was just being a smart ass as usual…

    [Side note to Kevin. This may not make the cut for publishing, due to the vocabulary employed, but it was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the post. I laughed to myself, thought "So Al wasn't lying!", and had to share it with you.]

  • Tim Abbott Dec 3, 2008

    Wasn’t there a brothel in DC called General Headquarters?

  • Ken Noe Dec 3, 2008

    Since Johnny Reb and the Lost Cause (including the Rebettes) are based in Los Angeles, perhaps they represent a previously unknown California outfit. Then again, I believe at least the lead singer, Johnny Reb, is from Maryland. So perhaps the Rebettes represent the angst and confusion of that divided state.

    What Kevin, you thought you were the only one into this Civil War-popular culture thing? ;-)

  • Ethan S. Rafuse Dec 3, 2008

    Well, I see some Hills, so I suspect the Army of Northern Virginia in 1862.

  • Ethan S. Rafuse Dec 3, 2008

    Further research into the principals will undoubtedly uncover evidence of a social disease as well, further evidence that this is in fact from the Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia in December 1862.

  • Kevin Levin Dec 3, 2008

    I’m pleased to see that all of you are having so much fun with this one.

  • John Cummings Dec 5, 2008

    How easily we see academia distracted by kitch.
    I’ve got some serious catching up with you on my blog.
    I am planning to catch your presentation on the 14th.
    Carpe internet diem!

  • Kevin Levin Dec 5, 2008

    I don’t know if it is a matter of being distracted as much as it is a sincere interest in how the war continues to be remembered in popular culture. Great to hear that you will be in Fredericksburg next weekend. See you then.

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