Hardtack and Coffee

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Tales End Press, Aug 11, 2012 - History
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User Review  - DCBlack - LibraryThing

An excellent overview of just about every aspect of the war from the enlisted man's point of view, from recruitment, to life in winter camp, to picket duty, to drawing pay and clothing, to foraging ... Read full review

Hardtack & Coffee; or, The Unwritten Story of Army Life

User Review  - Benjamin Brudner - Book Verdict

This is an unusual war memoir in that it is far more focused on daily camp life of soldiers (in this case Civil War Union soldiers) than battles. Billings's humor and short, nonlinear chapters expose ... Read full review


The Tocsin of
How the Soldiers were Sheltered
Life in Tents
Life in Log Huts
Jonahs and Beats
Army Rations
Offences and Punishments
Raw Recruits
Special Rations Boxes from Home
Corps and Corps Badges
The Army Mule
Hospitals and Ambulances
Scattering Shots

A Day in Camp

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