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The Story of FBCP and “The Man in the Trees”

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Long before the Civil War, in the mid-1700’s, a phrase was coined to signify the humbleness with which one person would approach another when needing to ask forgiveness of a debt or to request a similar act of mercy. The phrase is, “with hat in hand,” which describes the literal posture one would take in that situation. Head slightly down, eyes lowered and slow movement also contribute to the demeanor as well as removing the hat and holding it in hand. “Hat in hand” also describes the image of the representative Confederate soldier...

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