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If you don't have enough material to do a 1-piece body, you can do 2 and piece them together using a shoulder strap.
It depended on how much material they had. You can only tell if it is a 2-piece body if you turn shirt inside out. Yes, 2-piece body was common during Civil War times.
There were many civilian shirts during war and they varied greatly because many of them were sent from home.
All my shirts have glass buttons on them, but that is no rule either.
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