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This edition was published in by G. M. Smith & co. in Boston.

Written in English

406 pages

One of the most important memoirs of the American Civil War, this is also one of the few to describe what life was really like for the common soldier. The author, a Union veteran of the Army of the Potomac, tells of how the men enlisted or were conscripted; how they lived in camp and on the march; what they ate and foraged; how they were equipped and provided for; how they lived, amused themselves, were disciplined and punished, cared for and healed, and ultimately how they died. Written with a wry and gentle sense of humor, and profusely illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings, this book is full of the anecdotes and trivia that made it a best-seller in its day, and a primary source for life in the Civil War ever since.

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Hardtack and coffee.
1887, G. M. Smith & co.
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One of the most important memoirs of the American Civil War, this is also one of the few to describe what life was really like for the common soldier. The author, a Union veteran of the Army of the Potomac, tells of how the men enlisted or were conscripted; how they lived in camp and on the march; what they ate and foraged; how they were equipped and provided for; how they lived, amused themselves, were disciplined and punished, cared for and healed, and ultimately how they died. Written with a wry and gentle sense of humor, and profusely illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings, this book is full of the anecdotes and trivia that made it a best-seller in its day, and a primary source for life in the Civil War ever since.

Hardtack and coffee.

This edition was published in by G. M. Smith & co. in Boston.


Classifications

Library of Congress
E607 .B59, Microfilm 70712 E

The Physical Object

Pagination
vi 406 p.
Number of pages
406

ID Numbers

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OL23408772M
Internet Archive
hardtackcoffee00bill
LC Control Number
02008524
Library Thing
183467

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