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> Message from: "Horky, Roger Karl" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > During the American Civil War, the Confederate army used logs > to look like guns in their forts that were underarmed. It has > been suggested that the chief of the Union Balloon Corps, > Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, coined the term "Quaker gun" for these > bogus weapons. This was done below Shreveport on the Red River at, I believe, a site near the current VA Hospital. The fort was called Ft. Humbug. I believe its ordnance was mainly logs. Tom Hickcox <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----