Hardtack and coffee, or, The unwritten story of Army life

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Contains over 200 illustrations by Medal of Honor recipient Charles W. Reed "Most histories of the Civil War focus on battles and top brass. Hardtack and Coffee is one of the few to give a vivid, detailed picture of what ordinary soldiers endured every day-in camp, on the march, at the edge of a booming, smoking hell. John D. Billings of Massachusetts enlisted in the Army of the Potomac and survived the conditions he recorded. The authenticity of his book is heightened by the many drawings that a comrade, Charles W. Reed, made in the field. This is the story of how the Civil War soldier was recruited, provisioned, and disciplined. Described here are the types of men found in any outfit; their not very uniform uniforms; crowded tents and makeshift shelters; difficulties in keeping clean, warm, and dry; their pleasure in a cup of coffee; food rations, dominated by salt pork and the versatile cracker or hardtack; their brave pastimes in the face of death; punishments for various offenses; treatment in sick bay; firearms and signals and modes of transportation. Comprehensive and anecdotal, Hardtack and Coffee is striking for the pulse of life that runs through it."-Print ed.
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
United States. -- Army -- Military life
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title_fullHardtack and coffee, or the unwritten story of Army life [electronic resource] Billings, John Davis, 1842-
Hardtack and coffee, or, The unwritten story of Army life / by John D. Billings ; illustrated by Charles W. Reed
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