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Hardtack and Coffee

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Hard Tack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life (1887) is a memoir by John D. Billings, a veteran of the 10th Massachusetts Volunteer Light Artillery Battery in the American Civil War. 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. It covers the details of regular soldier life, including enlisting, how soldiers were sheltered, Army rations, offenses and punishments, a day in camp, boxes from home, foraging , the army mule, hospitals and ambulances, clothing, breaking camp and marching, and other similar topics. Billings has been described as a skillful writer, both humorous and informative. The historian Henry Steele Commager called the work "one of the most entertaining of all civil war books". - Summary by Wikipedia (11 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Introduction and Chapter 1 - The Tocsin of War

32:40

Read by Maria Kasper

Chapter 2 - Enlisting

14:19

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Chapter 3 - How the Soldiers Were Sheltered

29:10

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Chapter 4 - Life in Tents

19:54

Read by Maria Kasper

Chapter 5 - Life in Log Huts

29:33

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Chapter 6 - Jonahs and Beats

33:58

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Chapter 7 - Army Rations

59:45

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Chapter 8 - Offences and Punishments

36:02

Read by Maria Kasper

Chapter 9 - A Day in Camp

58:56

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Chapter 10 - Raw Recruits

36:24

Read by Greg Giordano

Chapter 11 - Special Rations - Boxes From Home - Sutlers

27:17

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Chapter 12 - Foraging

36:50

Read by Maria Kasper

Chapter 13 - Corps and Corps Badges

41:05

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Chapter 14 - Some Inventions and Devices of the War

18:18

Read by Greg Giordano

Chapter 15 - The Army Mule

32:55

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Chapter 16 - Hospitals and Ambulances

34:02

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Chapter 17 - Scattering Shots

21:39

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Chapter 18 - Breaking Camp - On the March

38:27

Read by Greg Giordano

Chapter 19 - Army Wagon Trains

51:40

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Chapter 20 - Army Road and Bridge Builders

24:24

Read by Maria Kasper

Chapter 21 - Talking Flags and Torches

24:53

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