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"Paleface" A new recruit or fresh fish
"Parley" Term for a conference from the French word "parler" meaning "to speak"
"Parlor soldier" Insult for soldiers of little merit or worth
"Patent Bureau" Knapsack
"Peas on a trencher" Breakfast call
"Pepperbox" Pistol
"Pie eater" Man from a rural area
"Possum" A buddy or friend
"Pumpkin rinds" Grumpy term for Lieutenants; name comes from their shoulder straps