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

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Hardtack and Coffee

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ISBN: 9781623580452
Release Date: 2012-08-11
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Author: John Billings
Publisher: Tales End Press

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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: 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.


Hardtack and Coffee Or the Unwritten Story of Army Life

Filename: hardtack-and-coffee-or-the-unwritten-story-of-army-life.pdf
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

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 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
Publisher:

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Hard Tack and Coffee

Filename: hard-tack-and-coffee.pdf
ISBN: 1572154764
Release Date: 2007-02-01
Number of pages: 408
Author: John Davis Billings
Publisher: Signature Press

Download and read online Hard Tack and Coffee in PDF and EPUB Originally published in 1888, Hard Tack and Coffee became an immediate best seller. Its author, John Billings, had served with the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. He joined forces with the illustrator, Charles Reed, and utilized the many sketches of field life Reed had made during the Civil War to enliven an already fascinating text with pen and ink drawings of all aspects of a soldier's life. Included in this long out-of-print classic are chapters on living quarters, foraging, wagon trains, army rations, offences and punishments, equipment, the army mule, hospitals and much more. --from Publisher's note on dust cover.


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.


The Life of Johnny Reb

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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.


Mosby s Rangers

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN2YCQ
Release Date: 1895
Number of pages: 498
Author: James Joseph Williamson
Publisher:

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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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Best Little Stories from the Civil War

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ISBN: 1888952806
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 331
Author: C. Brian Kelly
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

Download and read online Best Little Stories from the Civil War in PDF and EPUB Gathers the eyewitness accounts of Civil War campaigns and battles by soldiers, women, and spies


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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Him on the One Side and Me on the Other

Filename: him-on-the-one-side-and-me-on-the-other.pdf
ISBN: 1570032653
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 190
Author: Alexander Campbell
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

Download and read online Him on the One Side and Me on the Other in PDF and EPUB Alexander and James Campbell, born and raised in Scotland, immigrated to the United States as teenagers in the 1850s and settled in vastly different regions of the country - Alexander in New York City and James in Charleston, South Carolina. When the American Civil War broke out in 1861, Alexander and James opted to fight for their adopted states and causes: Alexander enlisted in the 79th New York "Highlanders" and James in the 1st South Carolina ("Charleston") Battalion. "Him on the One Side and Me on the Other" tells the remarkable story of these two brothers divided by the Civil War. Through their wartime letters to family and to each other, the brothers expose the deep fractures in American society caused by the most destructive war in this country's history. In the most dramatic moment in this story of the brothers' wartime experiences, the letters reveal a near-reunion on the battlefield of Secessionville, South Carolina, on June 16, 1862. There Alexander was part of the Union force that assaulted Tower Battery, a fort inhabited by James and his Confederate comrades.


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.