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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 punishments, raw recruits, foraging, corps and corps badges, the wagon trains, the Army mule, the engineer corps, the signal corps, etc.

Author: John Davis Billings; William L Shea; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press ; Bison Books, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most histories of the Civil War focus on battles and top brass. This title gives a picture of what ordinary soldiers endured every day - in camp, on the march, at the edge of a booming, smoking hell.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Named Person: John Davis Billings; John Davis Billings
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Davis Billings; William L Shea; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 9780803261112 080326111X
OCLC Number: 27974978
Notes: Originally published in 1887.
Includes index.
Description: xx, 413 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Hardtack & coffee
Unwritten story of Army life
Responsibility: by John D. Billings ; illustrated by Charles W. Reed ; introductions to the Bison Book edition by William L. Shea.

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