A Beautiful Glittering Lie
One bullet can make a man a hero… or a casualty.

What does 'forage' mean?

Find out what forage means. Forage is explained by J D R Hawkins - author of A Beautiful Glittering Lie

forage

To live off the land. Also a term used to describe a type of hat worn by soldiers during the Civil War.

The word "forage" appears in A Beautiful Glittering Lie as follows:

(Page 72)
The foot soldiers set off, marching throughout the day and all night, until they were finally allowed to sleep, but only for two hours. At daylight, they resumed their march, continuing on through the day, from the Shenandoah through Ashby’s Gap across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Their uniforms were beginning to show signs of wear, in that shoes and wool coats had sprouted holes, kepis, forage caps, and Egyptian-style havelocks were beginning to fray, and rations were becoming sparse.

(Page 78)
Jackson replied calmly, his blue eyes barely visible from beneath his forage cap, “Well, sir, we shall give them the bayonet.”

(Page 95)
They wheeled around to see a young soldier eyeing them from under his forage cap, aiming his musket at them like he was ready to shoot them.

(Page 151)
The situation was worsening in Huntsville, as Union soldiers were given free reign. Their commander, Ormsby Mitchel, turned a blind eye to his soldiers’ pilfering. Federal gunboats patrolled up and down the Tennessee River, shelling towns and settlements along the banks. The Yankees burned, plundered, and foraged from the poor displaced souls, and raiding parties became more frequent. When David learned of the abomination, he considered joining up with a local group of Rebels who were retaliating. These guerrillas, as they were known, were a force to be reckoned with, for even though their group was small, they were fiercely lethal.

(Pages 202-203)
Suddenly, his eyes bulged in horrified shock. He grasped the shaft in his side. Another arrow flew through the air past Caroline, making a whispering sound as it traveled, and seated itself into the other Union soldier’s thigh. Before he could react, one more arrow flew by the first Yankee. Another pierced through the second man’s forage cap.

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Chapter 3: Chapter Three
"...allowed to sleep, but only for two hours. At daylight, they resumed their march, continuing on through the day, from the Shenandoah through Ashby’s Gap across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Their uniforms were beginning to show signs of wear, in that shoes and wool coats had sprouted holes; kepis, forage caps, and Egyptian-style havelocks were beginning to fray; and rations were becoming sparse. ..."
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"... Hiram overheard Bee address Jackson. “General, they’re pushin’ us back!” Jackson replied calmly, his blue eyes barely visible from beneath his forage cap, “Well, sir, we shall give them the bayonet.” General Bee ordered his men to retreat to a nearby hill. The Rebels fell behind ..."

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Chapter 4: Chapter Four
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"... when the officer yelled, “At ease.” “What are you two doin’ here?” They wheeled around to see a young soldier eyeing them from under his forage cap, aiming his musket at them like he was ready to shoot them. “Nothin’,” replied Jake. “We were jist observin’.” “Oh, you ..."

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Chapter 6: Chapter Six
"...The situation was worsening in Huntsville, as Union soldiers went on a rampage. Their commander, Ormsby Mitchel, turned a blind eye to his soldiers’ pilfering. Federal gunboats patrolled up and down the Tennessee River, shelling towns and settlements along the banks. The Yankees burned, plundered, and foraged from the poor displaced souls, and raiding parties became more frequent. When David learned of the abomination, he considered joining up with a local group of Rebels who were retaliating. These guerrillas, as they were known, were a force to be reckoned with, for even though their group was ..."

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Chapter 8: Chapter Eight
"...He grasped the shaft in his side. Another arrow flew through the air past Caroline, making a whispering sound as it traveled, and seated itself into the other Union soldier’s thigh. Before he could react, one more arrow flew by the first Yankee. Another pierced through the second man’s forage cap. ..."

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