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“Skedaddle” in Civil War slang meant to run away. It was a term used by both Union and Confederate soldiers. Unfortunately, the rest of this Graffiti was lost, so today we do not know whose skedaddle was memorialized on the wall of the Graffiti House. From the visible fragment, however, the graffiti may have read, “Inglorious skedaddle of Rebels,” perhaps referring to the abrupt departure of the Army of Northern Virginia on November 8, 1863.


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