Is there some rule or significance to the direction the Eagles head is looking? In recent months I've heard a couple of people comment on this and they, as far as I know, do not know each other. Both said the Eagle always looked in the Right direction until the WBTS.
Hubby came home a little while ago and he'd been to visit a friend who seems to be getting rid of some of his clutter and I was the first one he thought of to send it to. Not sure if that's a back handed compliment or not. Gotta rethink it. Anyhow, he sent me a reproduction "Civil War" pocket watch with the chain that has a floral type of design on the case. I've gone cross eyed trying to figure out what it is. I do know it's not the palmetto. The watch really works but I can't seem to find anything to tie it to the WBTS. I do have some of those bullets that everyone has. You know, the white or gray chalky looking ones. He sent me some more. Oh goody. He said one was Southern and one Northern. I think he was sort of full of something not so pleasant on that and really don't know for sure how he could tell. Not that important anyway. A couple of them look like they'd hit something because the tip is flattened out.
The buttons he sent are very interesting. They are brass and the one that still has the back on it is very plain, just sort of ripple etched design. The other, minus the back, has a very pretty floral design and it's molded not painted on. He said he found them years ago while digging around at one of old Andy Jackson's campsites. I know, not WBTS but interesting anyway. He said he was told that sometimes when the buttons were lost from a uniform they may well have used buttons from womens clothes. Whatever worked. I can buy that. Now I've got to find out just where this 'Andy Jackson' camp was. We have a bunch of sites around here with that claim.
Anyhow, does anyone know if the Eagle's head tale is true? I don't think I've ever heard that but thought for sure y'all would know.