Hardtack and Coffee

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ISBN: 1358131368
Release Date: 2016-05-21
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Author: John Davis Billings
Publisher: Palala Press

Download and read online Hardtack and Coffee in PDF and EPUB This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Hardtack and Coffee Or the Unwritten Story of Army Life

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ISBN: 1298663857
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Number of pages: 432
Author: John Davis Billings
Publisher: Andesite Press

Download and read online Hardtack and Coffee Or the Unwritten Story of Army Life in PDF and EPUB This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Hardtack and Coffee or The Unwritten Story of Army Life

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ISBN: 9788822831262
Release Date: 2016-08-11
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Author: John D. Billings
Publisher: Arcadia Press

Download and read online Hardtack and Coffee or The Unwritten Story of Army Life in PDF and EPUB Hardtack and Coffee or The Unwritten Story of Army Life (1887) is a memoir by John D. Billings. Billings was a veteran of the 10th Massachusetts Volunteer Light Artillery Battery in the American Civil War. 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. "Hard Tack and Coffee" is not about battles, but rather about how the common Union soldiers of the Civil War lived in camp and on the march. What would otherwise be a mundane subject is enlivened by Billings' humorous prose.


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. ø 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.


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: 1295416794
Release Date: 2013-12-10
Number of pages: 432
Author: John Davis Billings
Publisher: Nabu Press

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The Story Of A Common Soldier Of Army Life In The Civil War 1861 1865 Illustrated Edition

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ISBN: 9781786251183
Release Date: 2015-11-06
Number of pages: 521
Author: Leander Stillwell
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

Download and read online The Story Of A Common Soldier Of Army Life In The Civil War 1861 1865 Illustrated Edition in PDF and EPUB Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack – 224 battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities. “A story of the great war between the States—told from the ranks This is an engaging recollection of the American Civil War by one of its most humble participants an ordinary soldier—later an NCO of the Union Army—in the 61st Regiment of the Illinois Infantry. His story, written in old age is surprisingly fresh, vital and full of concise detail. Here, clearly, is a man who relished recalling his time in the army and had many interesting stories of camp, campaign and battlefield action to tell. Leander Stillwell was a westerner and member of the Union army of the West, so within these pages the reader will find accounts of the Battle of Shiloh, the siege of Corinth, Iuka, Salem Cemetery, Vicksburg, Devall’s Bluff, Little Rock, the Clarendon Expedition, Murfreesboro and the fight at Wilkinson’s Pike.”-Print ed.


The Life of Johnny Reb

Filename: the-life-of-johnny-reb.pdf
ISBN: 9780807156049
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Number of pages: 480
Author: Bell Irvin Wiley
Publisher: LSU Press

Download and read online The Life of Johnny Reb 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.


Army Life in a Black Regiment

Filename: army-life-in-a-black-regiment.pdf
ISBN: OXFORD:590486218
Release Date: 1870
Number of pages: 296
Author: Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Publisher: Dungan Books

Download and read online Army Life in a Black Regiment in PDF and EPUB This book - originally a series of essays - was written by a Union colonel from New England, in charge of black troops training off the coast of the Carolinas. It offers a refreshing portrait of life in the Union Army as the narrator captures the raw humor that develops among the men in combat.


The Life of Billy Yank

Filename: the-life-of-billy-yank.pdf
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.


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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Fallen Leaves

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ISBN: 0873384407
Release Date: 1991-01
Number of pages: 266
Author: Henry Livermore Abbott
Publisher: Kent State University Press

Download and read online Fallen Leaves in PDF and EPUB Collection of letters by Major Henry Livermore Abbott written to family and friends during the Civil War.


Berry Benson s Civil War Book

Filename: berry-benson-s-civil-war-book.pdf
ISBN: 0820314870
Release Date: 1962
Number of pages: 203
Author: Berry Benson
Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Download and read online Berry Benson s Civil War Book in PDF and EPUB Anecdotes detail a Confederate soldier's life in the Civil War as he becomes a crack shot, leader, and an escaped POW.


From The Cannon s Mouth The Civil War Letters Of General Alpheus S Williams

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ISBN: 9781786253293
Release Date: 2015-11-06
Number of pages: 349
Author: General Alpheus S. Williams
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

Download and read online From The Cannon s Mouth The Civil War Letters Of General Alpheus S Williams in PDF and EPUB A candidate for the title of “unsung hero” among the Union generals of the Civil War, Alpheus Williams, “Old Pap” to his men, wrote as frequently as he could to his family in Detroit of his successes, achievements and battles during that terrible period of strife. In this engaging collection of his correspondence he recounts the part he played in the battles both East and West at Second Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Atlanta and the Savannah campaign. A kind hearted man, he was deeply affected by the hardships suffered by the common soldiers under his command who he treated with great care and often sorrow at the awful casualties they suffered. Warmly recommended. “Superb war letters. . . . Old ‘Pap’ Williams possessed an unconscious literary flair that gives simple style and force to his letters. . . . Milo Quaife has added annotation that will enlighten the casual reader and satisfy the scholar.”—New York Times Book Review “Civil War scholars are always grateful for a volume of letters written by a high-ranking officer who held important commands in pivotal engagements. . . . A superior collection. . . . Especially useful to students of the war are his keen, detailed accounts of Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.”—American Historical Review


The Civil War Papers of George C McClellan

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ISBN: 9780547971179
Release Date: 1989-02-27
Number of pages: 633
Author: Stephen W. Sears
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Civil War Papers of George C McClellan in PDF and EPUB No one played as many major roles during the Civil War as General George B. McClellan, nor did any other figure write such candid letters about himself, his motivations, and his intentions. For Civil War buffs, this collection is a gold mine, revealing nuggets of fresh information on the military operations and political machinations, from the battle of Antietam through McClellan's 1864 race for the presidency. Perhaps most telling of all are the uninhibited letters he wrote to his wife, apparently meant as reminders to himself toward the writing of his memoirs. Surprisingly, well over half of these 813 letters and dispatches are being published for the first time. A Civil War expert and prize-winning author in his own right, Stephen Sears gives us a fine companion to his recent biography of McClellan, letting this man of many complexities speak for himself. A not-to-be-missed narrative of one of American history's most exciting dramas told by one of its chief actors.