Hard Tack and Coffee

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Wildside Press LLC, Jul 1, 2009 - History - 430 pages
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Contents

the tocsin of
15
CHAPTER II
34
CHAPTER III
43
Life in a Sibley The Stove The PastimesPostage Stamps
61
Writing Home
63
Stockaded A Tents
66
Drafting
68
The Camp Minstrels
70
148
148
CHAPTER IX
164
CHAPTER X
198
A Scrap of Personal History A Parentis Certificate The Lot of
216
CHAPTER XII
231
CHAPTER XIV
269
CHAPTER XV
279
CHAPTER XVI
298

Our Silverware
72
CHAPTER V
73
Building a Log Hut
75
Army Candlesticks
77
Pediculus Vestimenti
80
Knitting Work
81
Turning Him Over
82
Boiling Them
83
Cleaning Up
84
A Housewife
86
86
87
The Camp Barber
88
The Musket on Hooks
89
CHAPTER VI
90
The Jonah Spilling PeaSoup
92
The Camp Fire before the Jonah Appears
93
The Camp Fire after the Jonah Appears
94
The Unlucky Man
95
Going after Water
96
98
98
The Rheumatic Dodge
100
Water for the CookHouse
101
The Hightempered Man
104
The Papercollar Young Man
105
The Jonah as a Guardsman A Midnight UproarPut him in
106
Hurrah without the H
107
Off for the War
108
The Cooper Shop Philadelphia
109
The Union Volunteer Saloon Philadelphia
111
111
112
A Brigade Commissary at Brandy Station Va
113
A Hardtack full size
114
A Box of Hardtack
116
Frying Hardtack
117
Broiling Steaks Messkettles and Messpans A Coffeecooler A Ball and Chain Victim Carrying a Log Bucked and Gagged
118
An Army Oven
120
SoftBread Commissary Department Headquarters Army of Potomac
121
Apportioning Coffee and Sugar
123
The Milk Ration
125
The Company Cook
126
A Wood Detail Recruits in Uniform A Spare Man with Spare Drilling the Awkward Squ Drafted Indifferent to Consequences Opening a Box from H...
133
CHAPTER VIII
143
A Twowheeled Ambulance
302
A Fourwheeled Ambulance
305
A Medicine Wagon
307
A Folding Litter
309
Placing a Wounded Man on a Stretcher
311
Carrying a Wounded Man to the Rear
312
CHAPTER XVII
316
In Heavy Marching Order
318
Leading the Herd
322
The Last Steer
323
General Hancock at Reams Station
325
Real Horse Sense
328
A Buzzards Paradise
329
CHAPTER XVIII
330
Packing Up
332
Waiting for Marching Orders
335
Colorplate of Second Corps Flags opposite
340
A Footsore Straggler
343
Headquarters in Trouble
345
Going into Camp 127
346
The Flankers
347
A Halt of the Column
348
CHAPTER XIX
350
A MuleDriver
353
Wagon Train on a Pontoon Bridge
359
Commissary Depot at Cedar Level
365
A Muleteam under Fire
367
The Bull Train
369
General Meade and the Quartermaster
373
Old Cronies
376
CHAPTER XX
377
Corduroying
378
A Trestle Bridge No 1
379
A Trestle Bridge No 2
380
A Large Gabion
381
A Canvas Pontoon Boat
384
An Angle of Fort Hell
385
A Wooden Pontoon
387
A Pontoon Bridge at Belle Plain Va
389
CHAPTER XXI
394
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