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Posted by ESC on April 27, 2004

In Reply to: Shebang posted by Mark McLaughlin on April 27, 2004

: I heard that a "shebang" was what union soldiers called their tents or hovels they built for themselves in the Andersonville POW camp during the civil war.

Merriam-Webster says origin unknown. I'll look in a Civil War dictionary and see if it's listed.