Chicken guts

“The men call them ‘chicken guts,'” Confederate Major Clayton Ellis tells his wife, Parthenia Leila Ellis, in the novel.

He was sheepishly referring to the fancy gold braid on the sleeves of his new uniform coat tailored in Nashville. The thickness of the braid distinguished the rank of the officer. Thus Clayton’s was fairly thin.

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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