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

What does 'sentry' mean?

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

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(pronounced SEHN-tree) A soldier standing guard. Also known as a picket. In my novel, A Beautiful Glittering Lie, the term "sentry" is used in the following example:

(Page 56)
Out of sheer boredom, some infantrymen played practical jokes on their comrades. One such fellow, Enoch Campbell, whom Bud and Hiram met upon their arrival into the army, was appointed barber. For his own entertainment, Enoch frequently shaved half of his patrons’ faces before walking off to leave the other half unshaven. A few of the younger, more irresponsible men planted gunpowder near their messmates’ bedrolls, finding great fun in exploding it while their friends lay sleeping, until they were severely reprimanded by their superiors. Some unruly soldiers were disciplined for their disruptive behavior by spending time in the “bullpen,” or guardhouse, and given just bread and water to sustain on. Other offenders were paraded around camp to the tunes of “Yankee Doodle” and “Rough’s March,” wearing only barrels, with signs around their necks that read “liar” and “thief.” Several were ordered to carry out extra sentry duty, or were refused their pay, although the Confederacy had yet to compensate any of its defenders.

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"...in the “bullpen,” or guardhouse, and given just bread and water to sustain on. Other offenders were paraded around camp to the tunes of “Yankee Doodle” and “Rough’s March,” wearing only barrels, with signs around their necks that read “liar” and “thief.” Several were ordered to carry out extra sentry duty, or were refused their pay, although the Confederacy had yet to compensate any of its defenders. ..."

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