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Posted By: on: 10/16/2000 19:43:55 EDT
Subject: Sewing names on uniforms

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I believe in the Burns PBS documentary it is mentioned that soldiers would sew paper or cloth with their names on their uniforms prior to a battle so that if they were killed, their kinfolk could be notified. My question: Is there any documentation concerning what they used to write their names on and where on the uniform did they sew it (ie, outside back, inside back, inside front)?

Thanks,

CWFiddler

P.S. This is an effort to kill two birds with one stone: One to look authentic going into battle, two to keep my name visible on my stuff so when I lend it, I can be sure of getting the right stuff back.

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