What does "stropped" mean in Union Civil War personnel records

Siegfried Schlagrule

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Re: What does "stropped" mean in Union Civil War personnel records

I'm thinking that this would be an older "slang". Looking at it in context it looks as though his pay was docked for the cost of the bayonet. The actual definitions:

strop1
noun

1. A strip of coarse leather or other abrasive material that is used for sharpening razors.

verb

stropped, stropping
1. To sharpen (a razor) on a strop.

Etymology: Anglo-Saxon, from Latin struppus thong.




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strop2
noun

1. colloq
A bad temper, when the person concerned is awkward to deal with
Example: came home in a teenage strop.
verb

stropped, stropping
1. colloq
To go away from something in a bad temper.
Example: stropped off when he realised he wouldn't win the argument
Form: strop off (chiefly)
Etymology: Back formation from stroppy.


That's a timeless piece of family history being able to get a hold of a record like that.
 

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Either way I'm researching his unit's location. That bayonet along with that document would be the find of a lifetime. Thanks, SS
 

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THANKS
 

tennessee jed

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i could help on the location of that place if you can give more info!
 

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G'day Jed, I have the location just wondering what that word meant. Will search the next time I visit my grandbaby in Sunbright. Regards, SS
 

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Found this on a site that explained German Military terms
zog ab=stropped=deducted=pulled=stripped
 

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makes sense, thank you, ss
 

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Re: What does "stropped" mean in Union Civil War personnel records

My Great-Great Grandfather brought home his Spencer carbine, cavalry saber and saber belt. His muster role records say he had "stoppages" for the cost of these items when he mustered out. Could this be the same thing? Poor hand writing could make the two words look similar.
 

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Re: What does "stropped" mean in Union Civil War personnel records

i agree with the hand writing you should see mine i should be a doctor!!!? ;D
 

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Re: What does "stropped" mean in Union Civil War personnel records

gldhntr, I got stropped a few times my self as a kid, maybee we're related LOL!!!
 

gldhntr

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probably are as daddy was either stropping me or banging someone else. glad he decided to strop me instead of banging me. i walk funny enough as it is.
 

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You guys have some great late night replys.
 

gldhntr

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great treasure in itself!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Re: What does "stropped" mean in Union Civil War personnel records

It is really interesting the things you uncover when doing family research. Keep at it, you won't regret it.

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