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Unite or Die Snake


Last updated: September 2022


Gambling has been occurring in armies for as long as there has been something to gamble over.  Games of chance in the 18th Century were prevalent & practiced at all levels of the military.  Officers often wagered at cards as a gentlemanly pastime.  The Rank & file used cards, dice, & just about any other imaginable item.   Musket balls hammered into dice have been a common find at camp site excavations.  Slices of horn were blackened on one side

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