Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life by John D. Billings

Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life

byJohn D. Billings

Kobo ebook | March 24, 2016

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Originally published in 1888, Hard Tack and Coffee quickly became a best seller, and is now considered one of the most important books written by a Civil War veteran.  

Some sample chapter headings reveal the breadth of subjects covered:

  • How the Soldiers Were Sheltered
  • Life in Tents
  • Army Rations
  • Offences and Punishments
  • Raw Recruits
  • Special Rations
  • Boxes from Home
  • Sutlers
  • Foraging
  • Corps and Corps Badges
  • The Army Mule
  • Hospitals and Ambulances
  • Breaking Camp
  • On the March
  • Army Wagon-Trains
  • Army Road and Bridge Builders
  • Talking Flags and Torches

Brilliantly written, dazzlingly detailed and from the mouth of someone who was actually there, Hardtack & Coffee - The Unwritten Story of Army Life is a must-read for Civil War buffs and military historians.

Includes image gallery.

Title:Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army LifeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 24, 2016Publisher:Enhanced E-BooksLanguage:English

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