Hardtack and Coffee or The Unwritten Story of Army Life

Hardtack and Coffee or The Unwritten Story of Army Life

by John D. Billings

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9788822831262
Publisher: Arcadia Press
Publication date: 08/11/2016
Sold by: StreetLib SRL
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 132,458
File size: 372 KB

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Hard Tack and Coffee: Or the Unwritten Story of Army Life 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An outstanding primary account of an artillery soldier's war expierience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While a little wordy in parts, it does give great background into a military minutia that one does not get in general history books. If someone were determined to learn everything they could about military history, especially that of the U.S. Civil War era, I would recommend reading this sooner rather than later as it gives great information that would be useful in understanding the machinations of warfare at that time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A MUST-READ for all of those wanting an insight to the men that faught in the War Between the States. Civil War Reenactors should really pay attention to the details, and take note. This book is a little piece of Heaven for those trying to perfect their Civil War impression.