Hardtack and Coffee

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ISBN: UOM:39015017661847
Release Date: 1888
Number of pages: 408
Author: John Davis Billings
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Hardtack and Coffee Or The Unwritten Story of Army Life

Filename: hardtack-and-coffee-or-the-unwritten-story-of-army-life.pdf
ISBN: WISC:89067420463
Release Date: 1887
Number of pages: 408
Author: John Davis Billings
Publisher:

Download and read online Hardtack and Coffee Or The Unwritten Story of Army Life in PDF and EPUB This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 Excerpt: ...unmindful that they must first go to school and learn the art of war from its very beginnings, and right at that point their sorrows began. I think the greatest cross they bore consisted in being compelled to settle down in home camp, as some regiments did for months, waiting to be sent off. Here they were in sight of home in many cases, yet outside of its comforts to a large extent; soldiers, yet out of danger; bidding their friends a tender adieu to-day, because they are to leave them--perhaps forever--to-morrow. But the morrow comes, and finds them still in camp. Yes, there were soldiers who bade their friends a long good-by in the morning, and started for camp expecting that very noon or afternoon to leave for the tented field, but who at night returned again to spend a few hours more at the homestead, as the departure of the regiment had been unexpectedly deferred. The soldiers underwent a great deal of wear and tear from false alarms of this kind, owing to various reasons. Sometimes the regiment failed to depart because it was not full; sometimes it was awaiting its field officers; sometimes complete equipments were not to be had; sometimes it was delayed to join an expedition not yet ready; and thus, in one way or other, the men and their friends were kept long on the tiptoe of expectation. Whenever a rumor became prevalent that the regiment was surely going to leave on a certain day near at hand, straightway there was an exodus from camp for home, some obtaining a furlough, but more going without one, to take another touching leave all around, for the dozenth time perhaps. Many of those who lived too far away to be sure of returning in time, remained in camp, and telegraphed friends to meet them at some large centre, as they passed through on the sp...


Hardtack and Coffee Or The Unwritten Story of Army Life

Filename: hardtack-and-coffee-or-the-unwritten-story-of-army-life.pdf
ISBN: 080326111X
Release Date: 1887
Number of pages: 413
Author: John Davis Billings
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online Hardtack and Coffee Or The Unwritten Story of Army Life in PDF and EPUB 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 curvived 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. ΓΈ 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.



Hard Tack and Coffee

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ISBN: 9781582186290
Release Date: 2001-06-01
Number of pages: 406
Author: John D. Billings
Publisher: Digital Scanning Inc

Download and read online Hard Tack and Coffee in PDF and EPUB The writing of Hard Tack and Coffee was the result of a reunion of Civil War veterans at a White Mountain resort in 1881. There, the author entertained listeners with stories of his personal experiences of army life. Although far from complete, the topics of interest are more suggestive of reality. Unlike histories written of the Civil War whose subjects are battles or the campaigns of generals, this book is an attempt to record daily army life in detail. Hard Tack and Coffee relates stories about enlisting, life in tents, and offenses and punishments for soldiers in the Engineering and Signal Corps. Charles W. Reed illustrated this version with six color plates of Corp Badges and over two hundred original sketches. Reflecting many of the sights and scenes from the era.


Hardtack and Coffee Or the Unwritten Story of Army Life Including Chapters on Enlisting Life in Tents and Log Huts Jonahs and Beats Offences And

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ISBN: 1295233533
Release Date: 2013-11
Number of pages: 434
Author: John Davis Billings
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Download and read online Hardtack and Coffee Or the Unwritten Story of Army Life Including Chapters on Enlisting Life in Tents and Log Huts Jonahs and Beats Offences And in PDF and EPUB This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.


Hard Tack and Coffee

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ISBN: 1568524439
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Number of pages: 384
Author: John Davis Billings
Publisher: Konecky & Konecky

Download and read online Hard Tack and Coffee in PDF and EPUB The author's unadorned style carries the reader right into the everyday life of the ordinary soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War. The book was first published in 1888. This book was the first to convey the rigors and solace of camp life.


A Surgeon s Civil War

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ISBN: 0873385381
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Number of pages: 289
Author: Daniel M. Holt
Publisher: Kent State University Press

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All for the Union

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ISBN: 0307772705
Release Date: 2010-11-17
Number of pages: 272
Author: Elisha Hunt Rhodes
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online All for the Union in PDF and EPUB All for the Union is the eloquent and moving diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, featured throughout Ken Burns' PBS documentary The Civil War. Rhodes enlisted into the Union Army as a private in 1861 and left it four years later as a twenty-three-year-old colonel after fighting hard and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. Anyone who heard these diaries excerpted in The Civil War will recognize his accounts of those campaigns, which remain outstanding for their clarity and detail. Most of all, Rhodes's words reveal the motivation of a common Yankee foot soldier, an otherwise ordinary young man who endured the rigors of combat and exhausting marches, short rations, fear, and homesickness for a salary of $13 a month and the satisfaction of giving "all for the union."


The Life of Johnny Reb

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ISBN: 0807104752
Release Date: 1978
Number of pages: 444
Author: Bell Irvin Wiley
Publisher: LSU Press

Download and read online The Life of Johnny Reb in PDF and EPUB Offers a composite portrait of the Southern soldier during the Civil War


Starving the South

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ISBN: 9781429960328
Release Date: 2011-04-12
Number of pages: 304
Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Download and read online Starving the South in PDF and EPUB A historian's new look at how Union blockades brought about the defeat of a hungry Confederacy In April 1861, Lincoln ordered a blockade of Southern ports used by the Confederacy for cotton and tobacco exporting as well as for the importation of food. The Army of the Confederacy grew thin while Union dinner tables groaned and Northern canning operations kept Grant's army strong. In Starving the South, Andrew Smith takes a gastronomical look at the war's outcome and legacy. While the war split the country in a way that still affects race and politics today, it also affected the way we eat: It transformed local markets into nationalized food suppliers, forced the development of a Northern canning industry, established Thanksgiving as a national holiday and forged the first true national cuisine from the recipes of emancipated slaves who migrated north. On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter, Andrew Smith is the first to ask "Did hunger defeat the Confederacy?".


The Life of Billy Yank

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ISBN: 0807133752
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 454
Author: Bell Irvin Wiley
Publisher: LSU Press

Download and read online The Life of Billy Yank in PDF and EPUB In this companion to The Life of Johnny Reb, Bell Irvin Wiley explores the daily lives of the men in blue who fought to save the Union. With the help of many soldiers' letters and diaries, Wiley explains who these men were and why they fought, how they reacted to combat and the strain of prolonged conflict, and what they thought about the land and the people of Dixie. This fascinating social history reveals that while the Yanks and the Rebs fought for very different causes, the men on both sides were very much the same. "This wonderfully interesting book is the finest memorial the Union soldier is ever likely to have.... [Wiley] has written about the Northern troops with an admirable objectivity, with sympathy and understanding and profound respect for their fighting abilities. He has also written about them with fabulous learning and considerable pace and humor.


Recollections of a Confederate staff officer

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ISBN: UOM:39015012155506
Release Date: 1905
Number of pages: 315
Author: Gilbert Moxley Sorrel
Publisher:

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Coffee in the Gourd

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ISBN: 9781465546210
Release Date: 1969
Number of pages: 110
Author: James Frank Dobie
Publisher: Library of Alexandria

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The Story the Soldiers Wouldn t Tell

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ISBN: 9780811711531
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 209
Author: Thomas P. Lowry
Publisher: Stackpole Books

Download and read online The Story the Soldiers Wouldn t Tell in PDF and EPUB A study of the sexual activities of Civil War soldiers away from home relates their participation in prostitution, birth control, marriages, homosexuality, pornography, and others as revealed in letters, diaries, and photos. National ad/promo.