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The pillory in the Army.

--Gen. Forrest is very strict with his command. A writer from Jackson, Tenn., says:

‘ Absence without leave, missing roll calls, etc., entitles the culprit to a "position" in the pillory. This is facetiously called "going before the board." The victims of the "board" are often saluted by some distant rebel with such complimentary remarks as "Halton there, mister, didn't you know that you couldn't pass the board?" "Boards are very strict now," "Come out that ticket office, I see your head sticking out at the window."

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