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What was the chest-level salute the Union soldiers used in Gettysburg?

I saw it a couple of times in this movie but I've never seen it elsewhere.

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  • Is this the 1993 movie starring Jeff Daniels and Tom Berenger? – steelersquirrel Sep 6 '16 at 1:00
  • @steelerfan Yes it is – Hack-R Sep 6 '16 at 1:01
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That is the correct position for a rifle salute. It is called a salute from right shoulder arms.

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Sources: image1, image2.

  • Years of ROTC has melded that unto my head. – cde Sep 6 '16 at 4:00
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    @cde Not head, chest! Bah-dah-dump. ;) – Ghotir Sep 6 '16 at 14:12

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